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Born on 22 May, 1917, Georg Tintner is best known to music lovers for his stunning interpretations of Bruckner’s symphonies recorded by Naxos in the 1990s. We mark the conductor's centennial by posting this reminder of his legacy in sound, as captured in both those celebrated Bruckner symphony recordings and the 13-volume Naxos Tintner Edition, which comprises an impressively varied discography, from Mozart to Mahler.

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphonies (Complete) (12-CD Boxed Set)
[12-CD boxed set]
Anton BRUCKNER (1824–1896)
The Complete Symphonies [12-CD boxed set]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Georg Tintner

Anton Bruckner is regarded as one of the great symphonists of the nineteenth century. His symphonies broke new ground, the sheer size and scope of each work combining the passion of Beethoven and the orchestral weight of Wagner. He gained little public approval until the last ten years of his life, but this epic cycle is now regarded as one of the major summits of symphonic composition.

“There are a few more persuasive Bruckner conductors than Georg Tintner, and his symphonic cycle on Naxos is uniquely complete in including not only Die Nullte and the ‘Study Symphony’, but also the ‘Volksfest’ Finale of No. 4. The performances are very well played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the readings dedicated and intense, often inspired, and the recordings are full, atmospheric and clear. The Naxos White Box includes admirably extensive documentation, and this set must receive the strongest recommendation, quite irrespective of its modest cost.”
Penguin Guide ★★★
Select titles from Tintner's complete survey of Bruckner's symphonies
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 3, WAB 103
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Tintner

“… this Tintner recording sets a new agenda.”
MusicWeb International

Listen to an extract from Symphony No. 3:
IV. Finale: Allegro

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4, "Romantic"
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Tintner

“There are not many versions as fine as Georg Tintner’s on Naxos.”
Penguin Guide ★★★

Listen to an extract from Symphony No. 4:
III. Scherzo: Bewegt

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 7, WAB 107
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Tintner

“...a splendidly rich recording, the result is as fine a Seventh as you're likely to hear.”

Listen to an extract from Symphony No. 7:
IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht schnell

The Naxos Tintner Memorial Edition
*Available for
download and streaming only
*Available for
download and streaming only
Violin Concerto
(Tintner Edition 10)

Tintner, Djokic, Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan"
(Tintner Edition 13)

National Youth Orchestra of Canada
*Available for
download and streaming only

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