Bruckner Symphony No.4 | Wagner Lohengrin PreludeDeutsche Grammophon
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Known stateside for his Grammy-winning recordings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for DG's first complete Shostakovich cycle, Andris Nelsons releases the second installment in his Bruckner cycle with the Gewandhausorchester. Released in time for the orchestra's 275th birthday and Nelsons' inauguration as the new Gewandhauskapellmeister, this album pairs Bruckner's Symphony No.4 (Romantic) with Wagner's Lohengrin Prelude.
Andris Nelsons - Gewandhausorchester is one of the best Bruckner Eights I've heard in a long time / LIMELIGHT
LIMELIGHT's Greg Keane writes......Sometimes you experience a hitherto completely unfamiliar piece of music, which not only opens up another universe, both musical and spiritual, but also leaves an imprint that becomes a template for all subsequent accounts. Nelson's Leipzig Bruckner has been rightly lauded (except perhaps the Seventh) and this Eighth and the unjustly neglected Second are n...
One can't help but be impressed with new Andris Nelsons | Gewandhausorchester - Bruckner, Wagner recording / Radio Romania Muzical
Radio Romania Muzical's Cristina Comandaşu writes......Deutsche Grammophon record label released a new album on the 5th of February. It was a part of the Bruckner series signed by conductor Andris Nelsons and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. You can find the 2nd and 8th symphonies on this new album, along with the overture of the opera The Master-Singersof Nuremberg by Richard Wagner. Nelso...
Andris Nelsons, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Bruckner & Wagner is the WFMT 'Featured New Release'
WFMT's Lisa Flynn writes.....Andris Nelsons and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra continue their award-winning Bruckner cycle with the Symphonies Nos. 2 and 8, coupled with Wagner's Meistersinger Prelude. About Bruckner's Second Symphony, Nelsons says, "He has formulated everything very clearly: the wonderful themes are clearly separated from each other by general pauses, and yet the result is a great...
Andris Nelsons | Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Bruckner / Wagner is the WFMT 'Featured New Release'
Andris Nelsons' revelatory readings of Bruckner's symphonies are permeated by his understanding of the many contradictions within the composer's character – not least the opposition between an essential awareness of his own talent and the insecurity that compelled him to rework his scores again and again. The latest title in the Latvian conductor's ongoing cycle for Deutsche Grammophon, performed w...
New Andris Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig brings together two of Bruckner's best symphonies / Classical Music Sentinel
Anyone who's visited my blog and read "The Bruckner Conundrum: The Problem with Anton" will know my opinions on and perception of the music of Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). And more specifically my estimation that his Symphony No. 9 in D minor is nothing more than the cumulative end result of all of his previous Symphonies. With that said, like I mention in my blog, I believe it to be "a monumental sym...
For the first time ever on ideastream104.9WCLV, 2 Recordings of the Week / Andris Nelsons | Gewandhaus Orchester - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 & 7
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 - Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude-Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Andris Nelsons (DG)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 - Wagner: Siegfried's Funeral March-Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Andris Nelsons (DG) For the first time ever, two Recordings of the Week! These are the second and third releases in a projected Bruckner cycle for DG by the Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, w...
Andris Nelsons | Gewandhaus Orchester Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 is the WFMT: Featured New Release'
This release is the continuation of Andris Nelsons's much-admired Bruckner symphony cycle with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Here they play the Seventh Symphony – premiered in 1884 by this orchestra and now recorded live to mark its 275th anniversary. Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner's music's monumental sound blocks that gi...
Andris Nelsons | Gewandhaus Orchester - Bruckner4 | Wagner, is WFMT: Featured New Release
Andris Nelsons releases the second installment in his Bruckner cycle with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, released in time for the orchestra's 275th birthday and Nelsons' inauguration as its new music director. He brings youthful energy, fluidity, and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner's monumental sound blocks. By including selected instrumental works by Wagner in the cycle, Nelso...
Andris Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester - Bruckner, Wagner is WFMT: Chicago - Featured New Release
Pairing Bruckner's Symphony No 3 with Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture, this album launches Deutsche Grammophon's new Bruckner Symphony cycle featuring Grammy-winning conductor Andris Nelsons and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. To highlight not only Wagner's influence on Bruckner, but also the differences between the two composers, selected works by Wagner will be included in each release in the cycle...
Andris Nelsons - Bruckner as an architect of music
Grammy award winning conductor Andris Nelsons conducts the legendary Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in the first installment of their series of the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Bruckner Symphony No. 3 and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture on DG. Andris Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner's music's monumental sound blocks whi...