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23.11.13

Dip Your Ears, No. 163 (Visual Bruckner)


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A.Bruckner, Symphony No.4
D.Barenboim / Staatskapelle Berlin
Accentus blu-Ray


available at Amazon
A.Bruckner, Symphony No.4
D.Barenboim / Staatskapelle Berlin
Accentus DVD

Bruckner and Barenboim, Take 3

Daniel Barenboim doesn’t waste his fame on unknown repertoire and rather records the Beethoven Sonatas a fourth time, or Ludwig’s Symphonies again, or the complete Bruckner Symphonies trice. A pity—and all the more important that he have something to say with the umpteenth time of whatever he currently reiterates. And in the case of this Bruckner, that seems to be the case. The popular Fourth Symphony, with the Berlin Staatskapelle live from the Berlin Philharmonic Hall is his most natural, satisfying Bruckner yet, not so youthful brash and stridently impressive as his Chicago iterations (DG), not as polished and strangely listless as his Berlin Philharmonic go (Teldec), but brawny and brassy, sage and warm and patient. An easy choice for anyone who likes to watch, not just listen.