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Bruckner: Symphony 3 (arr. Gustav Mahler for 2 pianos)


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Audio CD, August 23, 2005
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  • Performer: Anton Bruckner, Sontraud Speidel, Evelinde Trenkner, Mahler
  • Audio CD (August 23, 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MD&G Records
  • ASIN: B0000021GK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #667,439 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sym No.3 d: Moderato, Con Moto
2. Sym No.3 d: Adagio/Bewegt Quasi Andante
3. Sym No.3 d: Scherzo/Ziemlich Schnell/1 Scherzo/2 Trio/3 Scherzo Da Capo
4. Sym No.3 d: Finale/Allegro (Nicht Schnell)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hexameron on July 29, 2007
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This recording deserves five stars and anything less is frankly unfair. The problem I see before me is persuading either the heaviest Bruckner zealot or the classical music neophyte that Bruckner's Third can and should be enjoyed as a work for two pianos. Sadly, there is a tendency to view piano transcriptions or arrangements for two pianos as lackluster "piano reductions," which only served a unique purpose in the pre-recording age as a means to hear the music. One might ask, "Why listen to this piano arrangement when we have Tintner or Karajan?" I can only state from my own listening experience that Bruckner's Third is a prodigious and powerful musical entity on two pianos. I didn't long for the trumpets or orchestral fanfares or the pianissimo strings or anything else; you might be surprised that on two pianos, this symphony has a life of its own and sounds like an epic Piano Sonata.

Additionally, it's important to appreciate what kind of piano duo we're dealing with. Trenkner and Speidel are an elite team that have recorded Reger's Bach transcriptions and various nineteenth century rarities. Having heard these myself, I can vouch for this piano duo's pianism: it is superior in every respect. Thus I'm not surprised to find their musicianship and interpretation of Bruckner's Third also exemplary. Most Bruckner fans know the tragic and complicated history behind Bruckner's Third, its multiple revisions and editions, the failure of its premiere, and Wagner's enthusiasm for this work which helped bestow its "Wagner Symphony" nickname. The piano arrangement's genesis stems from the bad reception it received and is a result of the collaboration between Gustav Mahler and Rudolf Krzyzanowski. Furthermore, and the liner-notes clarifies it best, "the piano arrangement of Bruckner's Symphony No.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B.E.F. on August 7, 2005
This is the type of arrangement presented at Schoenberg's post-WW1 Society for the Private Performance of Music, wherein large orchestral works were reduced for chamber performance.

This piece ties in the Bruckner-Mahler-Schoenberg connection which Dika Newlin has pointed out.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By svf on November 19, 2005
Have you been dying to hear Bruckner's 3rd Symphony played on two pianos? Well, my friend, you are in luck. Here it is, arranged by Mahler no less. And it sounds like... Bruckner's 3rd Symphony played on two pianos. I don't think the fact that Mahler did the arrangement makes much difference -- it would have sounded like this whoever did it (unless maybe Busoni, Godowsky, or Berio took a shot at it...) If you can't get enough Anton B (like me), you'll find this an interesting diversion one or two times and something to occasionally amuse and/or annoy your friends and neighbors with. I wouldn't say these performers really tear into this the way perhaps a truly repressed Bruckner-obsessed pianist would... but they certainly get the job done.... also, this is a much better listen than the chamber arrangement of the Bruckner 7th released by this same label awhile ago, which sounded like a pitiful second-cousin to the orchestral version... the piano duo Bruckner 3rd is more of a likeable uncle.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Kouroukis on April 8, 2003
This disc represents the Mahler's piano transcrpition of Bruckner's symphony No.3 for 4 hands. It is truly a very interesting and impressive disc. Mahler attended Bruckner's lectures for a while and was an active promoter of his works.
The interpretation could be better. It lacks some fire, drive and monumentalness, but its a nice performance anyway. I think also the microphones where placed a little too far, so you don't really get that directness and fullness of sound. The sound is good quality, but just turn it up loud when you listen to it.
It is a very important and rare document to anyones Bruckner or Mahler collection.
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By Glilla Bear on December 24, 2012
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This cd was deleted in the uk, and I therefore sent to the USA for it. It arrived in goof time, and is a real testimony to the art of piano duo playing. Many of the works are rare in any case, and to have them in these transcriptions is a special treat - they are rendered with enthusiasm and astonishing technique.
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