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John Quinn
MusicWeb International, June 2012

The reading is a very fine one. Tennstedt moulds the long, expansive cello melody at the start of the first movement with great care and evident feeling. As the movement unfolds he takes the second subject quite swiftly, though he’s not too hasty. This performance is one of those that remind us that Bruckner was a musical descendant of Schubert—and Tennstedt was a fine exponent of Schubert’s Ninth. The listener is left in no doubt that Tennstedt has the measure of the span and structure of this movement. That’s even more the case with his account of the solemn Adagio. This is a noble, burnished reading and though Tennstedt maintains a good objective stance there’s no doubt that he feels every phrase. He shapes the music splendidly and the Boston players respond to him with playing of distinction. The strings are wonderfully rich in tone, with just the right amount of weight, while the brass are sonorous. This is one of those performances where everything just feels right—and inevitable. The cymbal and triangle are included at the main climax.

Tennstedt ensures that the rhythms of the scherzo have real lift and spring while the lyrical trio is affectionately phrased. The finale is completely successful. Tennstedt mixes energy with expansive phrasing and the brass-dominated episodes are delivered with due majesty.

Tennstedt’s rendition of this symphony is deeply satisfying and it’s marvellous to have an example of him at work with one of the finest orchestras in the USA.

The visual presentation is reliable and gives a good representation of the concert…if you invest in this DVD you’ll acquire a top-quality performance of Bruckner’s Seventh under a great conductor. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, April 2012

This memorable performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 is a welcome addition to the catalog. Video is very clear, stereo sound well capturing the richness of Symphony Hall. Let us hope ICA Classics continues to issue treasures such as this. © 2012 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review






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