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Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski

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Symphony No. 2 in C Minor  
1
I. Moderato
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
17:47
2
II. Andante
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
14:21
3
III. Scherzo. Mässig schnell - Trio. Gleiches Tempo
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
8:46
4
IV. Finale. Mehr schnell
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
13:58
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Total Playing Time    54:52
"Four Stars ... a very persuasive Symphony No. 2: well paced, warm toned without heaviness, romantically atmospheric ... the recording suits Janowski's approach admirably."
- BBC Music Magazine

"The sound offered by the PentaTone engineers is terrific, just what Bruckner needs in its sense of space and cleanliness ... one delights time and time again in the moment ..."
- MusicWeb International

"... one of the more satisfying and interesting of Janowski’s Bruckner recordings to date ... more daring in many ways, not least in the more flexible tempos and atmospheric quiet textures. But, as ever, these details appear within a tightly controlled framework, in which structure always has precedence over expression. If you’re sympathetic to Janowski’s approach, this is definitely worth hearing. If you’re not, it might be the first step towards changing your mind."
- Fanfare

To this day, Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 continues to be the least frequently performed of all his symphonies. Not as revolutionary as his First, or as brutally reckless as his Third, Bruckner’s core ambition with this work is a constant testing, exploration and expansion of the possibilities of symphonic form. Conductor Marek Janowski and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande succeed in doing justice to the work and the recording is clear proof of Janowski’s brilliance when it comes to conducting Bruckner.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venue: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland (10/2012)
Executive producer: Job Maarse
Recording producer: Job Maarse
Balance engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording engineer: Roger de Schot
Editing: Ientje Mooij

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