Notes and Editorial Reviews
Georg Tintner's generally excellent survey of the complete Bruckner symphonies for Naxos reaches a peak with this exceptional performance of the Seventh. What makes Tintner such a wonderful Bruckner conductor is his unerring ability to set a naturally flowing tempo for each of Bruckner's thematic complexes. The result, in the first movement, is richly contrasted, but never eccentric or disruptive of Bruckner's musical architecture. Tintner's flexibility gives the opening a genuinely powerful sense of momentum that makes the following slow movement sound all the more inevitable. Too often, this symphony sounds like two slow movements followed by two quick ones, despite the "Allegro
moderato" marking on the very first page. Tintner also disciplines the RSNO's brilliant brass section so that they produce a glowing sonority that never sounds forced or harsh. Add to these several pluses a splendidly rich recording, and the result is as fine a Seventh as you're likely to hear – and a steal at budget price.
– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1997
Venue: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Length: 65 Minutes 52 Secs.
Notes: This recording uses the Robert Haas edition.
Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: I. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: II. Andante: Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: III. Scherzo: Sehr schnell - Trio: Etwas langsamer
Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht schnell
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