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BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 9 (Bern Symphony, Venzago)

Composer(s):Bruckner, Anton
Artist(s) Venzago, Mario, Conductor • Bern Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 777787-2
Label CPO
Quality   320kbps
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The performance powerful, the interpretation breathtaking
Review By CB137052,April 2014

This is the best Bruckner I’ve ever heard. I’ve been listening to his symphonies for 50 years, and for the last 30 years for me the name Bruckner has been synonymous with Eugen Jochum. His recordings with the Dresden Staatskapelle were without equal. Jochum knew how to build “cathedrals in sound”, and the Staatskapelle could stop on a dime; the brass were exactly what Bruckner had in mind. But these were recorded in the 70’s, and unfortunately the ADD sound is not up to present standards – although still quite good. Besides the Jochum complete set on EMI, I also possess the complete set from Naxos done by George Tintner, done in the 90’s. This is a very well-thought-out set, again with the musical architecture outstanding.

But this recording by Venzago with the Berne more....


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