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April, 2016: Georg Tintner / Symphony No. 6 / Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
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This month, I am presenting one of several rare recordings by the late Georg Tintner - certainly one of the champions of Bruckner's music in the 20th century. Any serious Bruckner collector is familiar with Tintner's remarkable cycle for Naxos Records. It was a project that would have given us several more versions of Bruckner's symphonies and the choral music with orchestra, if not for Tintner's illness and untimely death in 1999.
As remarkable as Tintner's Naxos cycle is, it also points out how late recognition came to him. After fleeing Austria in 1938, Tintner resided in New Zealand, Australia and finally Canada.
This month's offer is a recording of the Symphony No. 6 that Tintner made with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic. It was recorded on September 2-5, 1992 and was released on a long-out-of-print Deutsche Schallplatten CD (# DS 1005-2).