Bruckner & Mozart/Symphony No. 5 & No. 36
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Eugen Jochum was a modest man who did not use the media to draw attention to
himself but rather to document his musical intentions. And right from the very
beginning, he focused on magnitude. At the age of only 23, he made his debut in
Munich with Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 and so laid the foundations for his
lifelong devotion to the Austrian composer's works, as is demonstrated by his
complete recording of the Symphonies that was made during the years 1958-1967.
The present account of the Fifth Symphony was recorded roughly half way through
his thorough exploration and study of Bruckner's symphonic works. From the very
beginning, the Concertgebouw Orchestra strides majestically towards the Finale
with its sonorous brass sound in the chorale, and fugal sections. A divine
atmosphere is guaranteed - quite literally - by the work being performed in the
hallowed halls of the Benedictine Abbey in Ottobeuren to celebrate its
foundation 1200 years ago.
Jochum's fresh and scholarly account of Mozart's Linz Symphony reminds us of his
superb mastery of the Viennese Classics. The music, which ranges from festive
cheerfulness to abrupt gloominess, is resolutely conducted - with the happy
result that the hackneyed image of Jochum as an otherworldly specialist of the
Romantic era is completely abolished. Measured against the conductor's
self-concept as a universal medium for expressing the ideas of the great
maestros, the present recording is a befitting portrait of his superb
versatility on the rostrum.
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Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
Eugen Jochum, conductor
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 5 in B flat
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 36 in C, "Linz"
Recorded May 1964 at Benedictine Abbey, Ottobeuren, Germany, by Henk Jansen.