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Sir Roger Norrington has been chief conductor of the former Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra RSO (today SWR Symphonieorchester) for thirteen years. During this time he caused internationally quite a stir with what got to be called "The Stuttgart Sound", a synthesis between historically informed performance and technical capabilities of a modern orchestra. Whether Mozart or Haydn, Bruckner or Brahms, Norrington's main focus laid on quick tempi, a "pure ton" (that is, vibratoless), articulation, seating plan and orchestra size as experienced by the composers themselves back in their time. With the present re-issue of his Bruckner SWR-recordings, Norrington sought to render the "human face" of Bruckner, not just the quasi-religious abstraction the public is sometimes given instead. His symphonies are secular works written with the Musikverein Vienna in mind. They contain descriptive music (journeys, nature, birds), dance music and humor, unexpected dramatic passages, and pauses. In his entirely individual style (culled from Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Wagner, but rarely sounding like any of them), Bruckner echoes memories of his own violin playing as a youth at village weddings, quite as much as those of the St. Florian organ loft.
Sir Roger Norrington has been chief conductor of the former Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra RSO (today SWR Symphonieorchester) for thirteen years. During this time he caused internationally quite a stir with what got to be called "The Stuttgart Sound", a synthesis between historically informed performance and technical capabilities of a modern orchestra. Whether Mozart or Haydn, Bruckner or Brahms, Norrington's main focus laid on quick tempi, a "pure ton" (that is, vibratoless), articulation, seating plan and orchestra size as experienced by the composers themselves back in their time. With the present re-issue of his Bruckner SWR-recordings, Norrington sought to render the "human face" of Bruckner, not just the quasi-religious abstraction the public is sometimes given instead. His symphonies are secular works written with the Musikverein Vienna in mind. They contain descriptive music (journeys, nature, birds), dance music and humor, unexpected dramatic passages, and pauses. In his entirely individual style (culled from Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Wagner, but rarely sounding like any of them), Bruckner echoes memories of his own violin playing as a youth at village weddings, quite as much as those of the St. Florian organ loft.
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Format: CD
Label: SWRMUSIC
Rel. Date: 08/13/2021
UPC: 747313952885

Symphonies 3 4 6 7 & 9 (Box)
Artist: Roger Norrington
Format: CD
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1. Symphony No. 3 In D Minor, Wab 103 "Wagner" (First Version): I. Gemäßigt, Misterioso [Live]
2. Symphony No. 3 In D Minor, Wab 103 "Wagner" (First Version): II. Adagio. Feierlich [Live]
3. Symphony No. 3 In D Minor, Wab 103 "Wagner" (First Version): III. Scherzo. Ziemlich Schnell - Trio. Gleiches Zeitma&sz
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4. Symphony No. 3 In D Minor, Wab 103 "Wagner" (First Version): IV. Finale. Allegro [Live]
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1. Symphony No. 4 In E-Flat Major, Wab 104 "Romantic" (First Version): I. Allegro [Live]
2. Symphony No. 4 In E-Flat Major, Wab 104 "Romantic" (First Version): II. Andante, Quasi Allegretto [Live]
3. Symphony No. 4 In E-Flat Major, Wab 104 "Romantic" (First Version): III. Scherzo. Sehr Schnell - Trio. Im Gleichen Tem
4. Symphony No. 4 In E-Flat Major, Wab 104 "Romantic" (First Version): IV. Finale. Bewegt, Doch Nicht Zu Schnell [Live]
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1. Symphony No. 6 In A Major, Wab 106: I. Majestoso - Bedeutend Langsamer (Live)
2. Symphony No. 6 In A Major, Wab 106: II. Adagio. Sehr Feierlich (Live)
3. Symphony No. 6 In A Major, Wab 106: III. Scherzo. Nicht Schnell - Trio. Langsam (Live)
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4. Symphony No. 6 In A Major, Wab 106: IV. Finale. Bewegt, Doch Nicht Zu Schnell (Live)
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1. Symphony No. 7 In E Major, Wab 107: I. Allegro Moderato (Live)
2. Symphony No. 7 In E Major, Wab 107: II. Adagio. Sehr Feierlich Und Sehr Langsam - Moderato (Live)
3. Symphony No. 7 In E Major, Wab 107: III. Scherzo. Sehr Schnell - Trio. Etwas Langsamer (Live)
4. Symphony No. 7 In E Major, Wab 107: IV. Finale. Bewegt, Doch Nicht Schnell (Live)
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1. Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Wab 109: I. Feierlich; Misterioso (Live)
2. Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Wab 109: II. Scherzo. Bewegt, Lebhaft - Trio. Schnell (Live)
3. Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Wab 109: III. Adagio. Langsam, Feierlich (Live)

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Sir Roger Norrington has been chief conductor of the former Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra RSO (today SWR Symphonieorchester) for thirteen years. During this time he caused internationally quite a stir with what got to be called "The Stuttgart Sound", a synthesis between historically informed performance and technical capabilities of a modern orchestra. Whether Mozart or Haydn, Bruckner or Brahms, Norrington's main focus laid on quick tempi, a "pure ton" (that is, vibratoless), articulation, seating plan and orchestra size as experienced by the composers themselves back in their time. With the present re-issue of his Bruckner SWR-recordings, Norrington sought to render the "human face" of Bruckner, not just the quasi-religious abstraction the public is sometimes given instead. His symphonies are secular works written with the Musikverein Vienna in mind. They contain descriptive music (journeys, nature, birds), dance music and humor, unexpected dramatic passages, and pauses. In his entirely individual style (culled from Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Wagner, but rarely sounding like any of them), Bruckner echoes memories of his own violin playing as a youth at village weddings, quite as much as those of the St. Florian organ loft.
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