Symphony No. 1 in C minor WAB 101 ('Vienna' version 1890/1891) Four Orchestral Pieces - March in D minor Three Pieces for Orchestra
March 2017. In his keenly anticipated first release for PENTATONE, rising young star Gustavo Gimeno conducts the Orchestre Phiiharmonique du Luxembourg in a riveting performance Bruckner's towering First Symphony, heard in the Iesser=known ''Wienna'' version of 1890/1891. Bruckner's massive orchestral landscapes often feel like unstoppable forces of nature: rad iant, magnificent and thrilling, with a soul-searching beauty and power. Feelings of reverence and awe are accentuated by organ=Iike sonorities which are given new dimensions with blazes of orchestral colour and disconcerting titanic shifts. Littie wonder that his first symphony so Iducts th audiences at its premiere. Also included in this release are his Four Orchestral Pieces from 1862. These intriguing but sometimes overlooked works give a fascinating insight into Bruckner's developing compositional style. ''Yesterday, o true conductor was born in the Concertgebouw", wrote the Dutch newspaper Het Parool of Gustavo Gimeno power conducting revere with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2014. His career has since taken off to widespread acclaim. In a busy schedule he has oncei debuted with major orchestras in Europe and America, and toured with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Taiwan and Japan. "Gimeno cultivates ... a bright, transparent orchestral sound free of dull pathos and also rediscovers colours in this score7' wrote the Trierischer I/o/ksfreund in 2014." [...] Wonderful! This conductor is a discovery!'' This album was recorded at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in June 2016.