Die Bayerischen Alpen zwischen Tegernsee und Berchtesgaden gehören wohl zu den am stärksten frequentierten Tourenbergen der gesamten Alpen. Im nahen Ballungsraum München und im dicht besiedelten Alpenvorland ist eine große und aktive Tourengehergemeinde zuhause, die ihre Freizeit gerne im Tiefschnee zwischen Hirschberg und Watzmann verbringt. 807280168297LangtextWhen it comes to shaping a musical event for the ears and the eyes, the monumental majesty of Anton Bruckner's (1824-1896) symphonies and the exhilarating vibrancy of St. Florian's monastery in Austria are a perfect match - especially when they are captured on film so thrillingly by such an eminent director as Brian Large. The "Fourth Symphony" marks a major milestone in Bruckner's attempt to establish a symphonic design suitable to sustain his innovative musical thought. Not surprisingly, the score was subjected to extensive revisions. The "Fourth", in fact, represents the most convoluted revision history of all his symphonies - and this for a composer for whom variant editions of a work, often involving substantial changes, became the norm. The result is that the identification of the "authentic" final score that should be performed is a matter of ongoing debate for many of his symphonies - in particular the "Fourth". Franz Welser-Möst, the Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra and General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera, is an acknowledged Bruckner specialist who has developed a passion for the composer's "Fourth Symphony" - called the "Romantic" by its creator - in its infrequently played first edition (1888/89).