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Bruckner: Symphony No 7 / Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 12/16/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 417631   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The whole work is very well played and recorded, with exceptionally clear detailing in a warm but not excessively spacious ambience. But as an interpretation it is the second movement that stands out. From the start the tempo is broad—Solti breaks the 25-minute barrier for the movement as a whole — but the line is finely sustained without over-emphasis, and while the wonderful second theme might benefit from a more flowing tempo and smoother articulation, it never lapses into mannered swoops and swoons. The great climax, with the added percussion that most conductors favour (though not Blomstedt on Denon) is also properly intense, without posturing, and the coda, with outstanding playing from the Chicago horns and tubas, provides a Read more memorable conclusion to one of the finest accounts of this movement ever recorded.

-- Arnold Whittall, Gramophone [4/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1986 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago 
Length: 68 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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