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Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kubelik, Rafael
Bruckner, Anton - Composer
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, WAB 104, "Romantic"
Date of Concert: 1971
Playing Time: 01:07:18
Television Director: Arnbom, Arne
Catalogue Number: A05004493
Rafael Kubelik was a full-blooded musician. Every performance of his radiated a feeling of spontaneity, impulsiveness and joy. Kubelik died in Lucerne in August 1996 at the age of 82 after a long illness. Bruckner’s Fourth had a tortuous history, beginning with a first version in 1874 and leading to a number of revisions, both major and minor, culminating in a heavily cut first publication of the score in 1889. This first edition, however, violated Bruckner’s express wishes that the score be printed in its entirety. After World War II, a new scholarly edition was published and is generally used for performances to this day. Rafael Kubelik leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in this recording.
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