Notes and Editorial Reviews
In his new Dresden recording for DG, Giuseppe Sinopoli takes a more integrated view of the work than Barenboim. Sinopoli's is a powerful, expressive, intellectually rigorous account of the score which the Staatskapelle Dresden realizes with the kind of unassuming splendour that used to be the Berliners' prerogative before self-preoccupation set in during the 1980s. If anything, the Dresden orchestra plays better for Sinopoli than it does for Blomstedt... There is some occasional spot-lighting of solo instruments by the DG engineers; but by and large one is grateful to be given the kind of exact and finely documented inventory of Bruckner's score Sinopoli provides us with.
Sinopoli's reading differs from Karajan's, not so much
structurally, as in the nature of the advocacy. The younger man, rightly, is passionate about the piece. He takes us by the sleeve in a way that the elderly Karajan would regard as a breach of musical decorum. Sinopoli's account of the scherzo is extremely powerful, Karajan's quieter less pressured...
-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [9/1993]
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 09/1991
Venue: Lukaskirche, Dresden
Length: 64 Minutes 57 Secs.
Notes: Ver: 1885, Leopold Nowak Edition, 1956.
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