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Celibidache Conducts Bruckner

By Superconductor @ppelkonen
Symphony No. 7, live from Tokyo.

Celibidache Conducts Bruckner

The mystic Sergiu Celibidache.

Hi folks. Thought I'd share some video footage from Tokyo, 1990 of the masterful Sergiu Celibidache conducting Bruckner's Seventh symphony. This performance features the Munich Philharmonic. Since "Celi" (as he was known), disdained the recording process and did not authorize his live performances for release during his lifetime, this performance is a posthumous release from Sony Classical.
The first of the final triptych of Bruckner symphonies, the Seventh was written following the death of Richard Wagner. The second movement, written as a tribute to Bruckner's friend and fellow composer, is the first movement in one of Bruckner's symphonies to incorporate Wagner tubas. Like most interpretations of this composer by this particular conductor, it's really beautiful and incredibly slow.

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