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listen  1. Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major: I. Adagio; AllegroBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra19:05Album Only
listen  2. Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major: II. AdagioBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra16:06Album Only
listen  3. Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major: III. Scherzo: Molto vivaceBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra12:42Album Only
listen  4. Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major: IV. Finale: Adagio; Allegro moderatoBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra21:01Album Only


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listen  1. Benjamin Zander discusses Bruckner's Symphony No. 5: IntroductionBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra 6:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Benjamin Zander discusses Bruckner's Symphony No. 5: Movement IBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra34:03Album Only
listen  3. Benjamin Zander discusses Bruckner's Symphony No. 5: Movement IIBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra14:50Album Only
listen  4. Benjamin Zander discusses Bruckner's Symphony No. 5: Movement IIIBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra 7:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Benjamin Zander discusses Bruckner's Symphony No. 5: FinaleBenjamin Zander, Philharmonia Orchestra17:51Album Only

Product Details

  • Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Conductor: Benjamin Zander
  • Composer: A. Bruckner
  • Audio CD (February 24, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B001P9PX3O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,316 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ray Barnes on February 23, 2011
Format: Audio CD
At the time of writing, this album is being offered new for about $16, including both CDs. While I have quibbles about the performance and the discussion, overall I feel the release is very satisfying and enterprising.

To comment on another review of this disc, Zander is not declaring this work to be the greatest symphony ever written. That declaration was made by William Carragan, who worked on one of the posthumous completions of the finale of Bruckner's 9th symphony. Zander considered the Bruckner 5th to be "among a handful of the masterpieces of this genre". Oddly enough, the conductor does not mention which other works made this list. What I found mildly irritating, and this was far more of a nuisance than a grievance, was how much time was spent discussing the conductor's father's time fighting for the Germans in WWI. While on the one hand I can empathize with a person finding outlets for spiritual consolation in times of extreme distress and hardship, and I am glad this symphony was his portal to a light that outshone the darkness of war, on the other hand I have not much empathy for hearing about how difficult things were for the German military. Perhaps since the conductor is speaking about his father, considerable forbearance must be made for this. Notwithstanding that, I admire the soldier's respect for this great work, solely upon examining a study score (the Schalk edition, not Haas!), never having heard the work performed. Having gotten that off my chest, the supplementary discussion CD is otherwise excellent and the cathedral blueprint on two sides is brilliant too. I would love to see more recordings like this, where the conductor walks the listener through the whole work.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Z. Snyder on May 20, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Please see the reviews for the hybrid SACD release of this recording. I don't understand Telarc's marketing strategy regarding the availability of both a CD-only and a hybrid-SACD for virtually (if not exactly -- that depends upon the retailer) the same price. In a forum such as this, it often means that one of these will be listed without the recommendations given the other. Except for this marketing oddity, Zander's Bruckner 5th is a keeper!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BeethovenMahler on September 18, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I have several recordings of Zander with the philharmonia, Mahlers 1, 5, and this one and I am extremely imoressed with the recording quality, which to me is of utmost importance. The instruments are so clear, and this is another aspect that reveals Zander's conducting style. Cant wait to hear this CD in a top quality speaker system...when I can afford one!
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