The Sixth is a difficult symphony to pace, but given the luminous flow connecting the ideas with which Bruckner is so lavish, and on which he refuses to linger, this performance may be the ideal introduction for those who just don’t get it.
The Bruckner Symphony No 6 in A major is not an oft-performed work. It was never given a full performance during Bruckner’s life, yet it remains an accessible and interesting work, so I listened to this new Blu-ray concert performance with interest.
This Blu-ray disc is a complete concert before a live audience in 2010. Conductor Daniel Barenboim offers an emotional and in-control performance with the Staatskapelle Orchestra of Berlin.