Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 5 – London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:49 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © LSO
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London on: 31 October 2015
This live concert recording features renowned Bruckner expert Stanisław Skrowaczewski, who commands a rare position within the international musical scene, being both a renowned conductor and a highly-regarded composer.
This recording is an interpretation of humility from nonagenarian Stanisław Skrowaczewski, a performance in which the listener can hear the remarkable connection between conductor and the London Philharmonic Orchestra; the Orchestra has performed Bruckner’s symphonies under his baton many times.
Anton Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony is one of the grandest of his so-called ‘cathedrals in sound’. From the first movement’s monumental tone, via the dance-haunted Scherzo, to the beautiful yet finally enigmatic Adagio, Bruckner’s ‘fantastic’ Fifth ends with a triumphant orchestral finale, among the finest ever written.
Skrowaczewski’s interpretation of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 with the LPO is also available on the LPO’s record label (LPO-0084). Released in 2015, the recording received excellent reviews, with BBC Radio 3 commenting that ‘it sounds throughout as if the LPO is completely in sympathy with the conductor’s carefully controlled approach … It feels right, end to end.’
This recording was taken from a live concert performance at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 31 October 2015.
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105 (1878 Version, Ed. L. Nowak)
1. I. Adagio – Allegro 21:27
2. II. Adagio: Sehr langsam 18:09
3. III. Scherzo: Molto vivace (Schnell) – Trio: Im gleichen – Tempo 13:16
4. IV. Finale: Adagio – Allegro moderato 25:22
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanisław Skrowaczewski, conductor