℗ 2013 PentaTone
Released May 28, 2013
Duration 54m 52s
Record Label PentaTone
Catalogue No. PTC5186448
Genre Classical (Orchestral)

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  
I. Moderato
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
II. Andante
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
III. Scherzo. Mässig schnell - Trio. Gleiches Tempo
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
IV. Finale. Mehr schnell
Anton Bruckner; Orchestre de la Suisse Normande; Marek Janowski
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"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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I. Moderato
II. Andante
III. Scherzo. Mässig schnell - Trio. Gleiches Tempo
IV. Finale. Mehr schnell

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