The F minor symphony is by no means the finished Brucknerian article…and I think it’s well worth hearing. Here it benefits from committed advocacy from Simone Young and her accomplished orchestra. The playing is polished and Ms. Young makes a strong case for the work. The SACD recording presents the performance in warm yet clear and very pleasing sound. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review
…Young emphasizes [the score’s] Schumannesque quality by infusing the melodic lines with soaring Romanticism and loving attention to phrasing.
Young and her Hamburgians make about as good a case for this symphony as can be expected for this work… © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review
[Young] presents the work as a lively, colorful, and winning piece… The music sings and dances with sprightly rhythms. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide
The live recording made in the clean and reverberant acoustic of the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg is excellent, and shows no evidence of the presence of an audience apart from a slight rustling between the movements. …Admirers of Simone Young’s Bruckner interpretations will be well satisfied by this latest instalment. © 2014 Classical CD Choice Read complete review
The live recording made in the clean and reverberant acoustic of the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg is excellent…
Admirer’s of Simone Young’s Bruckner interpretations will be well satisfied by this latest instalment. © 2014 SA-CD.net Read complete review