180 Gram Vinyl Record
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analog master tapes
"..this is in my opinion the best Bruckner Fourth now available." — Deryck Cooke, Gramophone, May 1965
This is one of four LPs that EMI/Columbia released for Otto Klemperer's 80th birthday in 1965. Bruckner's Symphonies were relatively unknown to the record-buying public in the 1960s, when complete cycles, like Bernard Haitink's were still in the process of being recorded.
Klemperer uses the Nowak edition of 1953, based on the 1886 revision of the score and gives and idiosyncratic interpretation, with outer movements faster than you would expect from this conductor, that nonetheless preserves the architecture of symphony, captured in vintage EMI/Kingsway Hall sound.
|Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)|
|Symphony No. 4 in E flat Major "Romantic"|
|1. First Movement: Bewegt, nich zu schnell|
|2. Second Movement: Andante, quasi allegretto|
|3. Third Movement: Scherzo (Bewegt) & Trio (Nicht zu schnell)|
|4. Fourth Movement: Finale (Bewegt, doch bicht zu schnell)|