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|Anton Bruckner, Georg Tintner, Royal Scottish National Orchestra|
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (ed. Nowak)
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More than poorman's Bruckner
Tenfelde | Chicago, IL USA | 01/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tintner gave the world two gifts before leaping from his apartment window to his death in 1999. 1: He recorded all of Bruckner's symphonies, giving Jocum a run for the money as the top Bruckner conductor on record. 2. He recorded his cycle on Naxos, which makes the set an affordable option for budget collectors or an inexpensive second set for comparative Brucknerheads. The schrezo makes a beautiful tribute to Tintner, who obviously struggled with the themes addressed in this haunting and spiritual look at the mortality of life."
THE HAUNTING 9TH
davidsbundler | Belleville, Ontario, Canada | 09/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"PERFORMANCE: 9 out of 10.RECORDING: 9 out of 10.THE 9th SYMPHONY:Fortunately, there is only one version of this symphony. Unfortunately, it is incomplete. Bruckner died before he could finish the finale. Therefore, all changes made in the first published edition are inauthentic. The first modern edition was published by Orel. This was superseded by the Nowak edition which corrected a couple of typos. Tintner used the Nowak edition in this performance without any of the so-called "completions" by various scholars.In his notes, Tintner dismissed these "completions" on the grounds that the material that Bruckner sketched was inferior. Having never heard the "completions", I can't comment. But I suspect that Tintner is correct in stating that these "completions" will be mere curiosities. SUMMARY:This CD lives up to the high standards that Dr. Tintner and Naxos have set. I heartily recommend the entire series to all those who are unfamiliar with the composer and to comparative "Brucknerheads"."
The Best Ninth in Stereo
Ralph J. Steinberg | New York, NY United States | 06/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tintner's Bruckner Ninth is the only version which I place alongside the classic mono Furtwaengler from 1944. Recorded in absolutely translucent sound, clarifying the most complicated contrapuntal writing, what more could one wish for? My advice, though, is to get the entire set of the Bruckner Symphonies under Tintner."