Bruckner: Symphony No 4

Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognized as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor.

Bruckner’s Symphony No 4 (‘Romantic’) conjures up visions of mediaeval knights, huntsmen and enchanted woodland, particularly through the prominent use of the horn in the work. One of his most popular pieces, it was treated to many revisions by the composer and this recording features the second version of the 1877/8 Nowak edition (published 1953) with the 1880 Finale.

LSO0716  69 minutes 8 seconds
‘‘Haitink’s late, live Bruckner Fourth is not only the most sumptuously beautiful, it’s also the most satisfying … few performances capture so well the sense of mystery at the heart of this symph ...
'[Haitink's] authority in Bruckner is unquestionable’’ (Hi-Fi News)
'I've been something of a stickler with preferring Günter Wand’s recordings of the Bruckner symphonies ... but I think I've found an even better version in Haitink’s No 4, not to mention the impr ...