Concert recording: Bruckner's Symphony No. 3

As part of the Bruckner cycle, Paavo Järvi and the orchestra presented an energetic third symphony.

Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 was once the first to be performed in the Tonhalle Zurich. That was in January 1898, when Richard Strauss conducted the work during a guest performance by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

In November 2023, this third work was once again on the programme as part of the Bruckner cycle – in the third version from 1889. "With its great classical-romantic tradition, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich is ideally suited to Bruckner," says Paavo Järvi. And he argues in favour of a dynamic, forward-moving interpretation of these symphonies: "If Bruckner's music has always been dismissed as 'static' in the past, it is being done an injustice."

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Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Paavo Järvi Music Director

Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 3 in D minor, 3rd version (1889)

I. More slow, Misterioso
II. Adagio, somewhat moving, quasi Andante
III. Scherzo: Quite fast - Trio: Equal time
IV. Finale: Allegro

Recording from 03 - 06 November 2022, Tonhalle Zurich

Concert supported by Mercedes-Benz Automobil AG

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published: 27.02.2024