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
chord. That warmth remains a constant throughout the performance.
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.
– Audiophile Audition Read less
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/2012
Venue: Palace of Arts, Budapest
Length: 56 Minutes 3 Secs.
Symphony No. 7 in E Major: I. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 7 in E Major: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 7 in E Major: III. Scherzo, sehr schnell
Symphony No. 7 in E Major: IV. Finale, Bewegt, doch nicht schnell
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