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~邱醫師~ | 6th Feb 2006, 10:12 PM | 古典音樂文章 | (661 Reads)

Günter Wand Edition Part II
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Lübeck, Germany, 1999

Release Dates
March 2006

過年前剛買了心目中期待以久的part 1,還未正式看,只是試看過一點點,感覺非常正....很難想像一個年近九十的老者仍可以指揮出如此水平,有時間一定會把它慢慢細看。

這是part 2,有自己比較喜愛的Bruckner 4 & 7.....應該是必買品

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NDR Sinfonieorchester
GÜNTER WAND   
 
ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Overture Leonore III

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1 
 
 Günter Wand (1912–2002) made a vital contribution not only to our understanding of Bruckner but also to that of Schubert as a symphonist. Both composers were particularly close to his heart and his international breakthrough came, late in his life, with his highly acclaimed Bruckner and Schubert recordings 1974-81.

One of the last grand old men of the baton, Wand was able to invest the music that he conducted with a structure that also made a powerful appeal to the emotions. In these television recordings from the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival that are now being released for the first time on DVD, Günter Wand and his inimitable style of conducting are brought back to life in a particularly impressive way.

During the great final phase of his career, documented here on DVD, Wand devoted himself increasingly to Bruckner’s and Schubert’s works and his interpretations became more and more free, revealing both heartfelt emotion and musical intelligence. He developed a trademark fidelity towards the composers, which led to insightful readings of their works. Wherever possible Wand returned to the versions representing most clearly the composer’s intentions – be it the “urtext” or scrupulously restored versions.

This, the second box of the Günter Wand Edition, includes the popular Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 4 (“Romantic”) and 7, Schubert’s symphonies 5, 8 (“Unfinished”) & 9 as well as Beethoven’s third Leonore Overture and Brahms’ first symphony. With this second part of the Günter Wand Edition, TDK will have released 8 DVDs documenting both Günter Wand’s legacy to symphonic interpretation in the 21st century and the success of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

The DVDs come in two attractive boxes, each containing 4 DVDs, accompanied by booklets including extensive and informative essays on Günter Wand, his understanding of the composers and their works as represented on each respective DVD. These essays are written by musicologist and Bruckner expert Wolfgang Seifert, who also published a biography of Günter Wand in cooperation with the conductor in 1999.

The first edition, released in June 2005, included Bruckner 5th, 6th and 8th symphonies in their original or restored versions as well as an elegant, but rarely performed Haydn Symphony and the “Unfinished” symphonies by Bruckner and Schubert, the latter recorded in Wand’s last ever opening concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in 2001.
The first part of the edition (TDK DV-COWANDBOX1) has been listed as the “best new release in the category Concert DVD” in the prestigious Quarterly Review of the German Music Critic's Award (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik).

In spite of the international acclaim that he received, the publicity-shy Günter Wand remained the very antithesis of the itinerant star conductor, preferring to concentrate his energies on Cologne and Hamburg. In this way he became one of the most extraordinary interpreters of our day, trusting in the composer and approaching the music of the past and present not only with analytical acumen and in a spirit of fidelity to the original but also with a very real spirituality.

When the members of the NDR Sinfonieorchester - the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra - elected Günter Wand as their conductor emeritus for life in 1987, he had just turned seventy-five and had been their principal conductor for five years. The year 1987 also marked Wand’s début at the then recently founded Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, inaugurating a tradition that, with the exception of a single year’s absence due to illness, he was to maintain until 2001. He died on 14 February 2002, shortly after his ninetieth birthday, revered by the whole of the musical world as the last great conductor of his generation and as a Brucknerian of uniquely commanding stature.  


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Bruckner Sym. 6 - NDR Wand is in Part One of the same Wand series, you can buy it in single or just buy the whole series from CD stores.

I enjoy Wand's Bruckner Sym. 6 very much. But as a classical music starter, Bruckner's music is rather difficult to understand.


[引用] | 作者 ~小虫醫師~ | 25th Apr 2007 11:36 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]

[1] where to buy

can you tell me where to buy Bruckner Symphony No. 6 - NDR Wand DVD

or some DVD like that

start to enjoy classical music


[引用] | 作者 thomas | 25th Apr 2007 5:57 PM | [舉報垃圾留言]