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An outstanding Bruckner 7!
This is a live recording, but you'd hardly notice; audience noise is minimal until enthusiastic applause erupts at the end, and the standard of playing is uniformly high, with a wonderful unanimity throughout between conductor and orchestra.
More often than not, Jansons' choice of tempi seems ideal, a good example being the sublime 2nd (Moderato) theme in the Adagio - and he makes out a convincing case for inclusion of the contentious extra percussion in that same movement (something that the otherwise peerless Wand omits in all his recordings).
As to the coda of the 1st movement, has anyone ever made it sound so thrilling? Where Barenboim is too restrained and Karajan not restrained enough, Jansons judges the build-up of tension and excitement to perfection!more....
By David Hurwitz
By Stephen Johnson
BBC Music Magazine
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