Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 'Romantic'

This list discusses the fourth symphony by Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). Composed in 1874, it was revised at least seven times over the following 14 years. Also known as the 'Romantic', it is the only symphony given a nickname by the composer himself. Bruckner did compose during the music period referred to as 'the Romantic music period', but the fourth symphony's nickname actually has to do with its elements of program music. Popular in the Romantic period, program music aspires to evoke in the listener a particular mood based on a story, either of someone else's writings and ideas or, in the case of the fourth symphony, one based on the composer's own thoughts. In a letter to a friend, Bruckner describes how the composition's narrative includes the town hall of a Medieval city, hunting parties, nature, magic, and knights on horseback. With this in mind, it's quite easy to see why he would nickname the symphony as he did. Scroll down to listen to other renditions of the piece (authorized users). All users have access to the videos. One video of note is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink version which follows the full manuscript of the piece as the video plays.
Finale. [Ohne Tempoangabe.]Symphony No. 4
17:33
Scherzo. Sehr schnell. Trio. Im gleichen Tempo.Symphony No. 4
11:27
Andante, quasi allegrettoSymphony No. 4
16:24
AllegroSymphony No. 4
15:49
Symphony No. 4 "Romantic" - IV. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell) (Anton Bruckner)Symphony No. 4
20:49
Symphony No. 4 "Romantic" - II. Andante Quasi Allegretto (Anton Bruckner)Symphony No. 4
14:28
Symphony No. 4 "Romantic" - I. Bewegt, Nicht Zu Schell (Anton Bruckner)Symphony No. 4
19:31
Symphony No. 4 "Romantic" - III. Scherzo (Bewegt) - Trio: (Nicht zu schnell) (Anton Bruckner)Symphony No. 4
10:20
Symphony No. 4 in E flat 'Romantic': IV. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)Symphony No. 4
23:48
Symphony No. 4 in E flat 'Romantic': II. Andante quasi allegrettoSymphony No. 4
16:38
Symphony No. 4 in E flat 'Romantic': III. Scherzo (Bewegt) & Trio (Nicht zu schnell)Symphony No. 4
11:17
Symphony No. 4 in E flat 'Romantic': I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnellSymphony No. 4
19:37
II. Andante quasi AllegrettoSymphony No. 4
17:24
I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnellSymphony No. 4
19:45
IV. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnellSymphony No. 4
24:26
III. Scherzo. Bewegt - Trio. Nicht zu schnell. Keinefalls schleppendSymphony No. 4
11:26
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