An inspired reading by a timeless conductor and world-class orchestra that brings out many hidden details of this massive score.
Christian Thielemann’s debut perfomance with his new orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, is an unqualified success. Soprano Renee Fleming stars in a recital of German orchestral lieder, and the accompanying Bruckner Symphony No.7 is tops.
Barenboim and his Berlin ensemble continue their successful series of Bruckner’s Mature Symphonies with an excellent rendering of Symphony No. 5.
Franz Welser-Möst leads his Cleveland Orchestra forces in a superb rendering of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony. Beautifully captured in HD with excellent sound, this Blu-ray Disc becomes my choice for this towering work.
This generous offering of two popular Bruckner symphonies is well delivered musically by maestro Thielemann and his players. The audio recording on the Bruckner 4 is less than the best, while perfectly acceptable on the Bruckner 7. Still a bargain on most accounts.
Daniel Barenboim leads a powerful rendition of Bruckner’s popular Symphony No.4 from Berlin. A well recorded performance that delivers the full measure of romanticism.
EuroArts delivers an historically significant performance featuring the return of legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache to his former orchestra. What follows is a mesmerizing Bruckner Symphony No. 7, limited only by 20-year old video and sound quality.
Claudio Abbado leads his Lucerne Festival Orchestra through a strong reading of Bruckner’s sonorous and lengthy fifth symphony. Audio and video recording qualities are excellent.