Anton Bruckner’s symphonies are gigantic mountain ranges carved out of sound, traversed by steep chasms, broad steppes, and dark valleys. The effect of their performance is comparable to the exalted feeling of reaching the summit of a mighty peak. Daniel Barenboim guides the Staatskapelle Berlin to the heights of Bruckner’s lofty sound formations. With a vision hewn from experience, Barenboim follows the harmonic development of the symphonies 4 through 9, revealing to us the breathtaking musical panorama of these exceptional symphonic masterpieces.
“Heard together, one understood so much about this strange music, with its obsessive monumentality, terrifying expressive strength, and dizzying compositional syntheses of elements from the Middle Ages to Schubert and Wagner.” Berliner Zeitung
This unforgettable Bruckner cycle sets new standards, and guarantees the Staatskapelle Berlin and their principal conductor “a place in the Bruckner pantheon.” Der Tagesspiegel
disc 1 = Symphony No. 4 in E flat major
(1878/1880 Version) “Romantic”
disc 2 = Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
disc 3 = Symphony No. 6 in A major
disc 4 = Symphony No. 7 in E major
disc 5 = Symphony No. 8 in C minor
(second version 1887–90) (Robert Haas Edition)
disc 6 = Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Please follow the links above for all symphonies available as single DVD or Blu-ray.