Symphony no. 6
Anton Bruckner

Symphony no. 6

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Jaap van Zweden

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Bruckner began composing the Sixth on September 24, 1879, after first thoroughly revising the Third and Fourth symphonies, making a number of changes in the Fifth and completing in the summer the String Quintet that Joseph Hellmesberger had requested (Hellmesberger had actually asked for a string quartet, but Bruckner took the freedom of adding a viola). Possibly, however, the work began to take shape earlier. Some historians credit the famous opening motif of the first movement to an organ improvisation Bruckner performed in August at Sankt-Florian at the request of a number of army officers. When he asked for a short, suitable theme, it was proposed he should improvise on a typical military signal, the so- called “retraite” (retreat).

Bruckner was perhaps so taken by it that he gave the theme an important place in the Sixth. On September
3, 1881, while staying in his beloved Sankt-Florian “Stift” (diocese), he completed the symphony. Upon returning to Vienna, he had several copies made of the score, one for his landlord Anton Oetzelt von Newin and his wife Amalie (Amy), to whom he dedicated the Sixth Symphony as a token of his gratitude. In November 1877, Bruckner had moved into his new home at Heßgasse 7 in Vienna. It was a substantial improvement over his former home at the Heinrichshof (Opernring), but, more important, he didn’t have to pay rent from his modest earnings. What’s more, even after leaving near the end of his life the Heßgasse home for the “Kustodenstöckl” (custodian’s quarters) at Belvedere palace (Emperor Franz-Joseph had placed the quarters at his service free of charge because Bruckner was having increasing difficulty climbing stairs), Oetzelt faithfully paid Bruckner a stipend of 300 gulden per month until his death.

Bruckners 6. Sinfonie: Abschluss einer grandiosen Serie mit Jaap van Zweden.

Jaap von Zweden feiert grandiose Erfolge auf der ganzen Welt. Er ist sowohl als Interpret sinfonischer Werke als auch bei Opernaufführungen gefragt und wurde 2012 in Amerika als „Dirigent des Jahres“ ausgezeichnet. Mit Bruckners Sechster Sinfonie vollendet er jetzt seine Einspielung aller Sinfonien des österreichischen Komponisten. Gemeinsam mit dem Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra findet er auch für dieses eher selten gespielte Werk Anton Bruckners den perfekten Blickwinkel. Vorangegangene Einspielungen wurden bereits hoch gelobt.

Pris à bonne allure, le Scherzo est très bien réalisé, faisant office de belle transition avec le dernier mouvement qui, pour n’être pas précipité, n’en est pas moins conduit avec élan par un Jaap van Zweden qui, décidément, s’affirme comme un excellent brucknérien.

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Tracklisting
  • 1
    Symphony no. 6 in A major
    Majestoso
    15:30
  • 2
    Symphony no. 6 in A major
    Adagio. Sehr feierlich
    18:39
  • 3
    Symphony no. 6 in A major
    Scherzo. Nicht schnell – Trio. Langsam
    07:44
  • 4
    Symphony no. 6 in A major
    Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
    15:21
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