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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
memorable conclusion to one of the finest accounts of this movement ever recorded.
-- Arnold Whittall, Gramophone [4/1988]
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Sir Georg Solti
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 10/1986
Venue: Medinah Temple, Chicago
Length: 68 Minutes 45 Secs.
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