Symphony No. 1 in C minor

  1. 1) Allegro

    11.59

  2. 2) Adagio

    12.41

  3. 3) Scherzo. Schnell – Trio. Langsamer

    8.25

  4. 4) Finale. Bewegt, feurig

    14.00

Symphony No. 2 in C minor

  1. 1) Moderato

    17.47

  2. 2) Adante

    14.21

  3. 3) Scherzo. Mässig schnell - Trio. Gleiches Tempo

    8.46

  4. 4) Finale. Mehr schnell

    13.58

Symphony No. 3 in D minor

  1. 1) Mehr langsam, Misterioso

    20.48

  2. 2) Adagio. Bewegt, quasi Andante

    14.26

  3. 3) Scherzo. Ziemlich schnell

    6.25

  4. 4) Finale. Allegro

    11.37

Symphony No. 4 in E-flat "Romantic"

  1. 1) Bewegt, nicht zu schnell

    18. 15

  2. 2) Andante quasi Allegretto

    15. 30

  3. 3) Scherzo

    10. 53

  4. 4) Finale

    18. 46

Symphony no. 5 in B-flat

  1. 1) Introduction, Adagio – Allegro

    19.42

  2. 2) Adagio, Sehr langsam

    18.45

  3. 3) Scherzo, Molto vivace (Schnell) – Trio, Im gleichen Tempo

    11.35

  4. 4) Finale, Adagio – Allegro moderato

    23.29

Symphony no. 6 in A

  1. 1) Majestoso

    17.56

  2. 2) Adagio, Sehr feierlich

    17.38

  3. 3) Scherzo, Nicht schnell – Trio, Langsam

    8.52

  4. 4) Finale, Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell

    12.54

Symphony No.7 in E major (Nowak Edition)

  1. 1) Allegro moderato

    21.05

  2. 2) Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam

    21.05

  3. 3) Scherzo / Trio. Sehr schnell

    9.47

  4. 4) Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht schnell

    13.15

Symphony No.8 in C minor (Nowak Edition)

  1. 1) Allegro moderato

    14.52

  2. 2) Scherzo. Allegro moderato

    14.44

  3. 3) Adagio. Feierlich langsam; doch nicht schleppend

    26.05

  4. 4) Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell

    23.41

Symphony no. 9 in D minor

  1. 1) Feierlich. Misterioso

    24.57

  2. 2) Scherzo (Bewegt lebhaft)-Trio (Schnell) - Scherzo

    10.53

  3. 3) Adagio (Langsam, feierlich)

    25.51

Mass No. 3 in F minor

  1. 1) Kyrie – Moderato

    10.24

  2. 2) Gloria – Allegro – Andante, mehr Adagio (Sehr langsam)

    11.43

  3. 3) Credo – Allegro – Moderato misterioso – Langsam – Allegro

    20.19

  4. 4) Sanctus – Moderato – Allegro

    2.06

  5. 5) Benedictus – Allegro moderato

    8.57

  6. 6) Agnus Dei – Andante

    8.40

CD information

PENTATONE is proud to present Anton Bruckner’s complete symphonies recorded with PENTATONE’s January July 2015 Orchestra of the Season, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and conductor Marek Janowski.

This is a set with nothing less than a stellar sound and stunningly consistent performances throughout all symphonies. Marek Janowski achieves a clarity and balance of sound from the whole orchestra It was not only his observant reading of these works or and the invigorating performance by the orchestra that achieved this sound; the magnificent acoustics of Victoria Hall in Geneva (where the orchestra is based and also where the recordings took place) did wonders for Bruckner’s works. As far as interpretations go, Janowski knows his Bruckner and he takes the orchestra to a higher level.

This box set contains nine SACDs plus one bonus SACD - Mass No. 3 in F Minor - complementing the Bruckner Symphonies cycle. Anyone who claims that a new recording of a Bruckner symphony in SACD is already a special event in itself, one can only then imagine what having the complete symphonies in a box set would be like.

“Janowski has forged an instrument that projects Bruckner’s richly textured canvases with a combination of warmth, transparency and tonal weight, the brass sounding particularly impressive... PENTATONE has provided Janowski and his Geneva forces with excellent sound. This is yet another significant step towards what I am convinced will eventually turn out to be one of the finest recorded Bruckner cycles of the 21st century.” Rob Cowan - Gramophone on Symphony No. 7 in E Major, September 2011.