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Geoffrey Norris
Gramophone, July 2013

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4 (Cleveland Orchestra, Welser-Most) (NTSC) 101682
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4 (Cleveland Orchestra, Welser-Most) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 108078

From the gilded and polished Baroque adornments down to Franz Welser‑Möst’s jet cufflinks and the second flautist’s nose stud, there is always plenty to look at in this DVD…Welser‑Möst gives special acknowledgement to the Cleveland Orchestra’s principal horn at the end, when a standing ovation from the audience seems the entirely fitting response to a superbly judged musical and visual venture.

…the sound of the Cleveland Orchestra is superb, refined in detail and matching the grandeur of surroundings that furnish a glorious acoustical bloom. Welser‑Möst, with calm control, is a master of the symphony’s structural and emotional trajectory. © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone, May 2013

There is no…discomfort in the Bruckner Fourth performance by the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst. This is a pleasant, straightforward and unchallenging reading, very well played…[this recording] will please those who want to see the beauties of St Florian’s and hear the fine playing of the Cleveland Orchestra… © 2013 Read complete review

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