Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 in D minor (0000)

Bruckner

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Marek Janowski

It was by chance that Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor received the nickname of the “Wagner” Symphony. Early in September 1873, Bruckner set out for Bayreuth after taking the waters in Marienbad to submit and dedicate to Wagner – whom he greatly admired – his new symphonies No. 2 in C minor and No. 3 in D minor (in which he had as yet, incidentally, only outlined the finale). Bruckner wrote as follows: “It was about the beginning of September 1873 (the Crown Prince Frederick was in Bayreuth for a few days) when I asked the master if I could present to him my Symphony No. 2 in C Minor and Symphony No. 3 in D minor. He turned down my request, the glorious man, due to lack of time (the construction of his theatre), and said that he could not review the scores at that moment as he had still had to put pen to paper for the Nibelungen. I answered: ‘Maestro, I have no right to deprive you of even a quarter of an hour, I simply trust that, considering the Maestro’s great perspicacity, a glance would suffice for him to understand the matter at hand.’. Whereupon the Maestro answered, patting me on the shoulder: ‘Well, come then,’ and went into the salon to take a look at my second symphony.

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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Founded in 1918 by Ernest Ansermet, permanent conductor until 1967, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with its 112 permanent musicians, ensures subscription concerts in Geneva and Lausanne, the City of Geneva symphony concerts, the annual fund-raising concert for the UN, as well as opera performances at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Its reputation has been built up over the years thanks to its historic recordings and its interpretation of 20th-century French and Russian repertoire.

The orchestra's Music and Artistic Director will be Jonathan Nott from the 2016-2017 season. Its Principal Guest Conductor is Japanese maestro Kazuki Yamada.

Under the guidance of its founding conductor and subsequent music directors (Paul Kletzki 1967- 1970, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1970-1980, Horst Stein 1980-1985, Armin Jordan 1985-1997, Fabio Luisi 1997-2002, Pinchas Steinberg 2002-2005, Marek Janowski 2005-2012, Neeme Järvi, 2012-2015), the world-famous Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is an active contributor to the history of music through the discovery or support of leading contemporary composers. The pieces by Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Frank Martin, Benjamin Britten, Heinz Holliger, Peter Eötvös, James MacMillan, Pascal Dusapin, Michael Jarrell or Richard Dubugnon were premiered in Geneva by the OSR. It is  one of its important mission: supporting the symphonic creation, and particularly the Swiss one. The OSR is a partner of Pro Helvetia until 2017 for the project “Oeuvres suisses”

 

Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski has been artistic director of the Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin (= RSB, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin) since 2002. Under his directorship between 1984 and 2000, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France rose to become the leading orchestra in France. During a number of years, he also put his personal stamp on the Gu?rzenich Orchester Köln (1986-1990), the Dresdner Philharmonie (2001-2003), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (2000-2005), and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (2005-2012).

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Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 in D minor (0000)

Bruckner

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen, Roger de Schot
Recording location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Adagio, bewegt, quasi Andante
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