6 March 2012

Koussevitzky conducts Bruckner




All the surviving Bruckner conducted by Koussevitzky, I'm afraid...
(I've no evidence of the complete 7th or other recordings).

I like very much the rehearsal sequence; and despite the heavy cuts, the 8th too deserves careful listening! Obviously a performance foreign to the Austro-German tradition, but generous, passionate and full of lyricism...



Bruckner
Symphony no. 8
(edited by S. Koussevitzky)

Boston Symphony Orchestra
SERGEI KOUSSEVITZKY
December 30, 1947

+ Symphony no. 7 (26 min rehearsals II mov)

Boston Symphony Orchestra
SERGEI KOUSSEVITZKY
1949


p.s.

thanks to anon for the infos: A bit more on that Bruckner 7th rehearsal.
It comes from the NBC "Dress Rehearsal" program. Portions of the second movement were broadcast on April 18, 1949.




Flac
MF


10 comments:

Guido said...

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maready said...

Thanks --- this is very much appreciated and I can't wait to listen!

woland said...

Uhhhhhhhh che roba! non avrei scommesso neanche un centesimo sull'esistenza di una cosa del genere.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

As a request, do you have Eduard van Beinum recordings to share??
Like to hear his Mahler 7 (just released but completed with different sources!!)from a different "superior" source like those from your treasure cave!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! It's hard to connect Koussevitzky with Bruckner.

Guido said...

@All

Thanks for your appreciation!

@Anon

I've not the recently discovered Mahler 7th :(
But yes, some van Beinum... pretty good idea!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for shareing.

A bit more on that Bruckner 7th rehearsal.

It comes from the NBC "Dress Rehearsal" program. Portions of the second movement were broadcast on April 18, 1949.

Andy

Duddy Kravitz said...

Thank you for these recordings and thanks to whoever cleaned up these recordings. I already had a copy of both these recordings,though the sound quality was quite bad. The downloads here are in much better sound than the recordings I have, especially the rehearsal of Bruckner 7th.

Always amazing to hear Koussevitzky rehearsing the orchestra! What a great artist he was!

Thanks again!

Agrippina said...

¡Bravisimo!!!

David said...

What fine recordings! And a shock for those who think of Koussevitzky as a bit superficial - the detailed attention he pays in the rehearsal sequence, the precision of his grasp of the score & what he wants is great to hear. thank you!