Jaap van Zweden

Symphonies nos. 1-9

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Format: SACD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917270228
Catnr: CC 72702
Release date: 09 September 2016
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09 September 2016

"The New York Philharmonic will serve as an ideal platform. Already I find him a superb Brucknerian, and if he continues in the same vein, his fame should be assured."

Fanfare Magazine, 21-9-2017
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About the album

This release, containing all nine of Bruckner’s symphonies, is one of Challenge Classics’ greatest achievements so far. The quality of the performances- by both conductor and orchestra- and of the recordings makes this Bruckner’s complete survey a primary reference for anyone interested in such repertoire. Each one of these symphony recordings has received positive press. Of the Seventh: “Conductor and orchestra bring out the structural and thematic complexity of the final movement, in a fine end to another very strong and recommended performance.” (Classical Net Review) Of the Third: “This is a resplendent addition to an important cycle in the making.” (Gramophone) And of the Sixth: “Exceptional engineering achieved by Challenge Classics, with natural-sounding timbres and an extremely realistic sense of acoustic space.” (International Record Review) Jaap van Zweden has risen rapidly in the past decade to become one of today’s most sought-after conducto
Verzamelwerk met alle symfonieën van Bruckner
Bekend als een van de beste Bruckner dirigenten laat Jaap van Zweden hier samen met het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, een onnavolgbare vertolking horen van Bruckner's symfonieën. De hoge kwaliteit van de uitvoering door dirigent en orkest, maar ook van de opnamen zelf, maken dit verzamelwerk tot een aanrader voor de liefhebber. 'Heerlijk detailrijke uitvoering: analytisch en doorbloed ...' NRC Handelsblad.

De Bruckner-box bevat de volgende uitvoeringen:
Symfonie no.1 (Linz versie, 1866)
Symfonie no.2 (tweede versie, 1877)
Symfonie no.3 (tweede versie, 1878)
Symfonie no.4 (tweede versie, 1878/80)
Symfonie no.5 (originele versie, 1876)
Symfonie no.6 (originele versie, 1953)
Symfonie no.7 (originele versie, 1883)
Symfonie no.8 (tweede versie, 1892)
Symfonie no.9 (originele versie, 1896)
Bruckners Sinfonien auf 11 SACDs

Anlässlich der Ernennung Jaap van Zwedens zum Musikalischen Leiter des New York Philharmonic veröffentlicht Challenge Classics eine Box mit Aufnahmen sämtlicher Sinfonien Bruckners auf 11 SACDs. Jaap van Zweden wird seit Jahren als bester Bruckner-Dirigent gehandelt und stellt dies hier gemeinsam mit dem Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra eindrucksvoll unter Beweis.

'Jaap van Zweden ist derzeit der führende Interpret der Sinfonien Bruckners und hat sein Orchester trainiert, diese brilliant zu spielen. Dies ist eine ausdrückliche Empfehlung.' BBC Music Magazine

Symphony no.1 (Linz version, 1866)
Symphony no.2 (Second version, 1877)
Symphony no.3 (Second version, 1878)
Symphony no.4 (Second version, 1878/80)
Symphony no.5 (Original version, 1876)
Symphony no.6 (Original version, 1953)
Symphony no.7 (Original version, 1883)
Symphony no.8 (Second Version, 1892)
Symphony no.9 (Original version, 1896)

Artist(s)

Jaap van Zweden (conductor)

Born in Amsterdam in 1960, Jaap Van Zweden began his musical career as a violinist, becoming at nineteen the youngest ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  In 1997, van Zweden made his decision to conduct full time, played his last concert as a violinist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and was named the chief conductor of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra where he remained until 2003. In 2000, he added the music directorship of the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague to his credits, a post he held until 2005. Jaap van Zweden began his third season as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2010. His commitment to the orchestra was recently extended through the 2015-2016 season. Under his...
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Born in Amsterdam in 1960, Jaap Van Zweden began his musical career as a violinist, becoming at nineteen the youngest ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 1997, van Zweden made his decision to conduct full time, played his last concert as a violinist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and was named the chief conductor of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra where he remained until 2003. In 2000, he added the music directorship of the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague to his credits, a post he held until 2005.
Jaap van Zweden began his third season as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2010. His commitment to the orchestra was recently extended through the 2015-2016 season. Under his direction, the orchestra is enhancing its programming and community outreach, continuing to champion new composers, and raising its national profile with an annual residency in Vail, CO and a 2011 appearance at Carnegie Hall in the inaugural Spring for Music Festival. Concurrently with his post in Dallas, van Zweden’s other titled positions include chief conductor and artistic director of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2012), and chief conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra of Belgium (2008-2012).
Under van Zweden’s leadership, the DSO has established an ongoing residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival through the summer of 2012, and debuted five world premiere works over two seasons as part of the DSO’s Texas Instruments Classical Series. Throughout the past seasons, the orchestra, under van Zweden's leadership, has received lavish praise from notable media including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Musical America, The Financial Times, BBC Music Magazine, The Dallas Morning News and many others. In a December 2009 article in The LA Times, Mark Swed named van Zweden one of the”Faces to Watch“ in 2010, noting van Zweden “knows how to generate tense, tactile excitement in all kinds of music.” Van Zweden has also become a highly sought-after guest artist since the DSO introduced him to US audiences in 2007. During the 2010-2011 season, van Zweden debuts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, San Paulo Symphony, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic. He makes his much-anticipated fourth guest appearance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and returns to guest conduct with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
He also has guested with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capital de Toulouse, Munich Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic, among others.

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Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra gave its first concert on 7 October 1945, led by its founder and ‘first conductor‘ Albert van Raalte, on Radio “Herrijzend Nederland”. Initially the orchestra spent most of its time in studios working on a large number of recordings for the public broadcasting system. The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic featured prominently in the Saturday Matinee as soon as the series started in 1961, and has continued to give frequent live performances ever since. The celebrated Saturday Matinee has hosted many legendary concerts. Illustrious soloists such as Kathleen Ferrier, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Clara Haskil and Jean-Pierre Rampal have shared the stage with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004, the three classical orchestral formations of the broadcasting 15 system...
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The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra gave its first concert on 7 October 1945, led by its founder and ‘first conductor‘ Albert van Raalte, on Radio “Herrijzend Nederland”. Initially the orchestra spent most of its time in studios working on a large number of recordings for the public broadcasting system. The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic featured prominently in the Saturday Matinee as soon as the series started in 1961, and has continued to give frequent live performances ever since. The celebrated Saturday Matinee has hosted many legendary concerts. Illustrious soloists such as Kathleen Ferrier, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Clara Haskil and Jean-Pierre Rampal have shared the stage with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2004, the three classical orchestral formations of the broadcasting 15 system were transformed into two: the present Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic. In 2006, these two orchestras, the Netherlands Radio Choir and the Metropole Orchestra joined the Dutch public broadcasting organisation NPO.
The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra has been conducted by great names such as Bernard Haitink, Jean Fournet, Hans Vonk, Sergiu Comissiona and Edo de Waart. Jaap van Zweden was named its chief conductor in September 2005. The orchestra has also worked with numerous famed guest conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Kirill Kondrashin, Antál Dorati, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur and Valery Gergiev. Soon after its founding, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic found itself foremost in Dutch musical life in the number of performances and the diversity of its repertoire, with a predilection for Dutch and contemporary works in its programming. It has honed another facet of its striking profile with a great many opera concertante performances. The orchestra has an extensive discography, ranging from legendary LPs recorded in the 1970s under such conductors as Leopold Stokowski and Antal Doráti to Jean Fournet’s much-lauded renderings of French repertoire. Under Edo de Waart, not only did it release its legendary Wagner interpretations, but also the complete orchestral works of Rachmaninov. CDs with work by contemporary composers such as Jonathan Harvey, Klas Torstensson, Jan van Vlijmen and Stravinsky have garnered prizes and much acclaim.

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Composer(s)

Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies. Bruckner was greatly admired by subsequent composers including his friend Gustav Mahler, who described him as 'half simpleton, half God'. Coming from a small farmer's village, Bruckner started his music education early, which he continued for a long time. Due to a mix of insecurity and eagerness to learn, Bruckner rushed from one study into another and he showed himself as a fanatic, but also remarkably talented,...
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Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies. Bruckner was greatly admired by subsequent composers including his friend Gustav Mahler, who described him as "half simpleton, half God".

Coming from a small farmer's village, Bruckner started his music education early, which he continued for a long time. Due to a mix of insecurity and eagerness to learn, Bruckner rushed from one study into another and he showed himself as a fanatic, but also remarkably talented, student. He started composing at an early age, but he considered everything before his 39th as mere practice. Bruckner never became a stable composer and relied on in short phases of creative energy. After these phases, he would spend ages revising his work. In particular his symphonies received countless revisions and new editions, which was also due to his insecurity, he was quite sensitive to criticism.

The premier of his Third Symphony was a disaster: a large part of the audience left the concert hall and a devastating review appeared afterwards. Luckily, appreciation for his work grew and at the time of his death, even the great Brahms attended his funeral.


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Press

The New York Philharmonic will serve as an ideal platform. Already I find him a superb Brucknerian, and if he continues in the same vein, his fame should be assured.
Fanfare Magazine, 21-9-2017

Challenge Classics Highlights
Gramophone, 01-12-2016

''Maximum litheness.''
Klassieke Zaken, 01-12-2016

"Van Zweden's version gives a special attraction to the slow part, where he is stronger than most of his colleagues, he knows how to get the melancholic interpretation in the spotlight."
Opus Klassiek, 13-10-2016

four star rating (****) "He paints colour with a fine brush. Climaxes stay in balance."
De Volkskrant, 01-10-2016

CD-box of the week: Bruckners symphonies directed by Jaap van Zweden
NPO radio 4, 22-9-2016

"Jaap van Zweden's inimitable Bruckner recordings all in one box."
, 01-9-2016

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Disc #1
01.
Symphony no. 1 in C minor - Linz version (1865-1866) - Edition Nowak: Allegro
13:22
02.
Symphony no. 1 in C minor - Linz version (1865-1866) - Edition Nowak: Adagio
16:09
03.
Symphony no. 1 in C minor - Linz version (1865-1866) - Edition Nowak: Scherzo. Schnell – Trio. Langsamer
08:07
04.
Symphony no. 1 in C minor - Linz version (1865-1866) - Edition Nowak: Finale. Bewegt, feurig
13:42

Disc #2
01.
Symphony no. 2 in C minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Moderato
17:51
02.
Symphony no. 2 in C minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Andante. Feierlich, etwas bewegt
20:04
03.
Symphony no. 2 in C minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Scherzo. Mäßig schnell
06:10
04.
Symphony no. 2 in C minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Finale. Mehr schnell
17:53

Disc #3
01.
Symphony no. 3 in D minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Gemäßigt, mehr bewegt, misterioso
22:05
02.
Symphony no. 3 in D minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Andante. Bewegt, feierlich, quasi adagio
16:02
03.
Symphony no. 3 in D minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Scherzo. Ziemlich schnell
07:08
04.
Symphony no. 3 in D minor - Second Version (1877) - Edition Nowak: Finale. Allegro
14:18

Disc #4
01.
Symphony no. 4 in E-flat major ‘Romantic’ (1878-1880) - Original version - Edition Nowak: Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
22:05
02.
Symphony no. 4 in E-flat major ‘Romantic’ (1878-1880) - Original version - Edition Nowak: Andante quasi allegretto
16:02
03.
Symphony no. 4 in E-flat major ‘Romantic’ (1878-1880) - Original version - Edition Nowak: Scherzo. Bewegt
07:08
04.
Symphony no. 4 in E-flat major ‘Romantic’ (1878-1880) - Original version - Edition Nowak: Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
14:18

Disc #5
01.
Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major - Original Version - Edition Nowak: Introduction. Adagio - Allegro
21:22
02.
Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major - Original Version - Edition Nowak: Adagio. Sehr langsam
19:42

Disc #6
01.
Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major - Original Version - Edition Nowak: Scherzo. Molto vivace. Schnell
13:03
02.
Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major - Original Version - Edition Nowak: Finale. Adagio - Allegro moderato
24:47

Disc #7
01.
Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881) - Original Version - Edition Nowak (1952): Maestoso
15:30
02.
Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881) - Original Version - Edition Nowak (1952): Adagio. Sehr feierlich
18:39
03.
Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881) - Original Version - Edition Nowak (1952): Scherzo. Nicht schnell – Trio. Langsam
07:44
04.
Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881) - Original Version - Edition Nowak (1952): Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
15:21

Disc #8
01.
Symphony no. 7 in E major (1881-1883) - Original version - Edition Nowak (1955): Allegro moderato
23:08
02.
Symphony no. 7 in E major (1881-1883) - Original version - Edition Nowak (1955): Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
25:54
03.
Symphony no. 7 in E major (1881-1883) - Original version - Edition Nowak (1955): Scherzo. Sehr schnell
09:45
04.
Symphony no. 7 in E major (1881-1883) - Original version - Edition Nowak (1955): Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
12:44

Disc #9
01.
Symphony no. 8 in C minor - Second version (1890) - Edition Nowak: Allegro moderato
16:02
02.
Symphony no. 8 in C minor - Second version (1890) - Edition Nowak: Scherzo. Allegro moderato
14:36

Disc #10
01.
Symphony no. 8 in C minor - Second version (1890) - Edition Nowak: Adagio. Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
27:52
02.
Symphony no. 8 in C minor - Second version (1890) - Edition Nowak: Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell
20:54

Disc #11
01.
Symphony no. 9 in D minor (1887-1896, unfinished) - Original version - Edition Nowak: Feierlich. Misterioso
25:10
02.
Symphony no. 9 in D minor (1887-1896, unfinished) - Original version - Edition Nowak: Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft
10:47
03.
Symphony no. 9 in D minor (1887-1896, unfinished) - Original version - Edition Nowak: Adagio. Langsam, feierlich
26:09
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Often bought together with..

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Simplicius Simplicissimus
Markus Stenz / Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Edo de Waart / Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

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