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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra

Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
Release Date: 07/08/2014 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 33714   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I hadn’t associated Iván Fischer with Bruckner; I don’t think he has recorded any of his music before. Even so, I have enjoyed many of his other recordings for Philips and more recently for Channel Classics. This new recording is one of his very best, indeed, it is a resounding success.

This recording should stand alongside the Karajan (DG, with the VPO) and Janowski, at or close to the top of a very distinguished list of recordings of this popular symphony.

– MusicWeb International

Right from the opening pp tremolando you can tell that as an interpretation this is going to be something off the beaten track. Rather than cue the familiar shimmering haze, Fischer prefers a softly undulating
Read more chord. That warmth remains a constant throughout the performance.

– Gramophone

There's a pleasing clarity of texture, helped by the focused playing and excellently balanced recording.

– BBC Music Magazine

This performance is robust and precise. It’s a fine match for the recording prowess of Channel Classics, who seems to always bring its best game to the recording sessions. Channel Classics always seems to get the strings right, and this recording is no exception.

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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/2012 
Venue:  Palace of Arts, Budapest 
Length: 56 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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