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Bruckner – The Symphonies · The Story · The Film

Author: Arthaus Musik

The most spectacular and ambitious cycle of the Bruckner’s symphonies for the first time on 6 DVDs as well as 4 Blu-rays.

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    Anton Bruckner edition © Arthaus Musik

The Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev present the most spectacular and ambitious cycle of Bruckner’s Symphonies. All the performances took place in the Monastery of St Florian in Linz, a venue inextricably linked to the composer and his final resting place.

Including new filmed documentary “Anton Bruckner – The Making of a Giant” directed by Reiner E. Moritz.
“Anton Bruckner – The Making of a Giant” is the first in-depth documentary about a composer who was long time underestimated by his contemporaries and only found recognition after his death. In the meantime, the Upper Austrian composer has become one of the most pioneering composers who significantly influenced the history of music until the 20th century. Director Reiner E. Moritz searches for traces on the most important places in Bruckner’s life and deals with both the symphonic work and the outstanding organ works. Through the use of interviews with scientists, organists and conductors he retraces the life of Bruckner who was a genius of tones.

Additional features: Anton Bruckner’s handwritten CV as Facsimile, two hardcover books “Anton Bruckner – On Becoming a Genius” in German and English as well as an Organ Improvisation on themes of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 performed by Martin Haselböck.

Cat.No.: 109400

Genre Concert + Documentary
Recording location Stiftsbasilika St. Florian
Recording date Bruckner Festivals 2017, 2018, 2019
Duration 745mins
Video format 6x DVD NTSC / 4 BD 59.94i
Audio format PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Stage Director Reiner E. Moritz (Documentary)
Orchestra / Band Münchner Philharmoniker
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Composer Anton Bruckner

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