That was nice, I realised I'd heard it before. The piece felt to me like it belonged more in the Classical than Romantic period though?Tintner on Naxos is good for the 00 Study symphony.
I agree (!), the 1st is the lemon of the 11 imo.I’m not a fan of no.1, too darn noisy, and the slow movement rather confused and aimless. Then I heard Barenboim and the way he conducts the slow movement it goes from aimless to making beautiful sense. I’m still not keen on the other movements so tend to listen to just the slow movement these days.
Thanks, will try that out. Funnily I think I saw Jerry liked it too somewhere. You both agree here too! I'm glad to have helped find the Bridge in BrucknerThen I heard Barenboim
Thanks will try find it.There's an old Melodiya double CD of them conducted by Rozhdestvensky. Not available streamed afaik. Definitely get hold of that if you can, it's a corker.
Uh oh... you know what I'm going to ask now... don't think I've come across you mentioning it before (in fact I think you've lumped it in with the 1st previously).and the 2nd,
It's really nice, glad you mentioned it, as I was definitely going to skip it. It's much better than the 1st. Interesting that it was actually his first piece (excl 0/00) and he sort of took a step back.The 2nd.
Yes, it's a fairly recent favourite of mine.
Muti started me on the path to appreciating its greatness, iirc.
Then I listened to Solti and became convinced.
I hear that, it did seem quite different to his other symphonies and perhaps like he was trying to do a Mahler or something. That said, I still quite liked it, although I don't think I could listen to it all that often.Nor the 8th really, despite its obvious grandness, it somehow does not seem sincere like the others.