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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Stay home with Bruckner
Today and tomorrow you can stream for free Bruckne r#1-9 with Barenboim and Staatskapelle.

https://www.staatsoper-berlin.de/de/extra/bruckner-zyklus/



"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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noviygera


Chicago, IL
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Great experience
Romy, thank you for this link, I am enjoying these concerts. Do you know if these recordings are available to purchase?
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JJ Triode
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Post ID: 25876
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Some options for buying Bruckner
Poking around for options to acquire downloads of the Bruckner symphonies, including the performances briefly streamed free in April, I came across the following options on HDTracks.com. In no particular order we have, covering at least B4 through B9:

D. Barenboim, B4-B9, Staatskapelle Berlin, 48k/24, 2015, live, probably the streamed performances were these, $52

D. Barenboim, B1-B9, Berlin PO, 44k/16, 1994, $38

O. Klemperer, B4-B9, Philharmonia and New Philharmonia, 44k/16, quite old and "remastered" in early digital era, $29

E. Jochum, B1-B9, Staatskapelle Dresden, 44k/16, mid-late 1970s, $23

Blomstedt, Haitink, Jansson, Maazel (different conductors for different symphonies) B1-B9, Bavarian Radio, 48k/24, $21

Any recommendations would be welcome; Romy, you're at bat!
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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What are you looking for?
I am not sure about the objectives. You are not well familiar with Bruckner and you would like to get an introductory box set or you would like to get a “box set” from downloadable recourses only? If the “downloadable” is the key they it would be just a selection of what is available and typically with Bruckner the best recordings are not on LP or in high-res format. If you are looking juts to have an initial dip then screw the format and get a box set from some “save” Brucknerian for initials listening. If you insist very good quality then I think I could pitch something but it always will be a compromise between audio quality and performing quality.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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mats
Chicago
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Please Pitch
Romy, it would be very much appreciated if you could share some of the 
highest achieving audio quality Bruckner recordings.  To know what has 
been accomplished so far sonically, regardless of format, will help us  
understand limits of our setups, as well as deepening appreciation for performances. 
When a great performance ”falls apart” sonically, I often loose confidence,
and wonder if it is my playback or the recording.  Reviewing Clark’s favorite 
recordings makes it clear that the ability to hear through technology limitations
becomes an important skill to avail one of the musical values offered. 


-Mats 

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JJ Triode
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"Safe" Brucknerians
Romy,
A short list of your "safe" Brucknerian conductors and/or orchestras would be helpful. I do want to go with a download this time for a few reasons and would prioritize audio quality a little higher than performance quality. I do not insist on the very best or on having all the symphonies (the collections I listed do not include #0 for instance, it is fine.) I am also agnostic about the various versions and editions.
Thanks, JJ
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Hmmmmmmmmmm....
God, Mats, thank you for reminding me about the Clark’s favorite recordings. I went over just one box and I have so many more! I wish I had time to do it, I had some time luxury a couple month ago as but not now. I do need to run that project through.
 
Regarding the “highest achieving audio quality Bruckner recordings”. Hm, I do not know. The best sound quality that I heard from Bruckner recordings are not the best interpretations or at list something that   I do not care too much. The sad irony for instance that the best B8 I have an all of my collection of Bruckner is a horribly compressed mp3 file and there is no way to get it better. There are some spectacular examples of sound quality from Bruckner, for instance Stanislaw Skrowaczewski with Minnesota Orchestra from 1997 playing B9. However, as good as the performance is, particularly the second movement it really sounds boring comparing to let say Giulini with Wiener in June 1988.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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