For someone who can't stop collecting recordings of Bruckner's symphonies, a website like
is a real treasure trove: mostly obscure, sometimes very rare recordings which are either public domain or failed to make the transition from LP to CD, available as free downloads/streams in good 320kbps.
The most recent additions are among the most interesting: recordings of symphonies 2, 3, 5 and 6 by Georg-Ludwig Jochum (the lesser known Jochum brother), which have a Furtwängler-like intensity. The 2nd, 5th and 6th are played (in 1944) by the Linz Reich Bruckner orchestra, Hitler's elite ensemble, which was a first class ensemble, and the recordings (in acceptable mono) reflect that. His 2nd was the first recording ever of that symphony. The 5th and 6th are absolutely wonderful, among the best I know. The 3rd is a much later recording (1964) in rather bad sound, which makes one regret Jochum post-war career wasn't documented in good stereo sound.
It's said that Jochum made around 90 recordings with the Reichs orchestra. Makes one wonder how much of that material is still collecting dust in some Russian archive - or how much has been used by the Soviets for target practice?
So far I've only sampled some of the other recordings, like a very curious 6th under Swobolda, which was the first commercial version available (1950) and which sets records for slowest scherzo and almost slowest adagio ever (Celibidache beats him at that). See if you can stay awake during this one.
Wouldn't it be fun if we listened to some recordings from this collection and commented on them?