BRUCKNER: SYMPHONY NO.2 IN C MINOR; STRAUSS, R: BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN - MUTI, VIENNA PHILHARMONIC
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
Ed. Leopold Nowak
Suite for orchestra from Der Bürger als Edelmann (The Bourgeois Gentleman) Op. 60
Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti
2 CDs recorded live at Salzburg Festival 2016, on the occasion Maestro’s 75th birthday.
First CD release of Bruckner’s Symphony No.2.
First stereo release in the DG catalogue of “Der Bürger als Edelmann”.
New repertoire and performance notes by Julian Haylock.
Riccardo Muti chose to celebrate his 75th birthday with a programme at the 2016 Salzburg Festival featuring two masterworks from the Austro-German tradition that had both been premiered by the Wiener Philharmoniker under the direction of their respective composers: Bruckner’s Symphony No.2 and R. Strauss’ Orchestral Suite Der Bürger als Edelmann. Alongside celebrated pianist Gerhard Oppitz is violinist Rainer Küchl, on the eve of his retirement from the Wiener Philharmoniker following a remarkable 45 years of service.