Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major - Arrangement for ensemble
Hanns Eisler's publisher has been receiving more and more requests for Eisler's arrangement of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony for chamber orchestra or ensemble – even though Eisler himself arranged only movements 1 and 3. He collaborated with Erwin Stein and Karl Rankl on this pasticcio. It was to have been given its first performance in late 1921 in Schoenberg's famous "Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen," but was ultimately premiered only in 1994, posthumously. At the latest since the first CD production 2000, the strikingly original arrangement of the great symphonic work has become a much-appreciated tip for music lovers. Bruckner's compositional artistry emerges with compelling clarity in the reduced version, and with the new source-critical edition by Alan Leighton, ensembles will now be able to base themselves on a reliable and competently edited music text.
CD Thomas Christian Ensemble
MDG 603 1313-2