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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 - Ballot        (18 of 20 found this review helpful)
  April 12, 2015

As the producer/engineer of this recording, I would like to briefly describe the technique used to capture this wonderful symphony on SACD. When I was engaged by the BrucknerTage music festival to make this recording in August 2014, there had been no surround sound recording in the church of St ... more
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 - Zinman        (10 of 11 found this review helpful)
  February 10, 2014

First of all, it's irritating to read the previous review of the Zinman Mahler 10th with such an incredible, and glaring, error in the name of the English musicologist who is responsible for the most widely performed and recorded completion of the symphony. It is Deryck Cooke, not "Cooper" whoever ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 - Järvi        (7 of 11 found this review helpful)
  January 22, 2014

This is Paavo Järvi's third installment in his ongoing recorded cycle of the Bruckner symphonies with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Like the previous discs (symphonies 7 and 9), this one is a magnificent evocation of Bruckner's sound world. Järvi has the measure of this complex work, and ... more
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic" - Järvi        (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
  January 22, 2014

Paavo Järvi continues his ongoing complete cycle of the Bruckner symphonies with one of the most popular works, the Romantic Symphony No. 4 in E-flat. Like the earlier installments of his series (Symphonies 5, 7 and 9), the excellent Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra is in top form, exhibiting its ... more
  November 25, 2013

Truly an excellent conclusion to the Marcus Bosch/Aachen Symphony SACD cycle of all 11 Bruckner symphonies. In order of composition, the F Minor was Bruckner's literal first symphony, which he classified as a student work and did not include in his own numbered sequence. The D Minor was his actual ... more

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