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José Luis Bermúdez
Classical Net, October 2017

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic” (Thielemann) (Blu-ray, HD) 732604
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 6 (Thielemann) (Blu-ray, HD) 738304

It is hard to fault the Staatskapelle Dresden in the 4th. The playing is of the highest quality, with the solo parts in particular uniformly excellent.

This is an outstanding performance of the symphonies that Bruckner himself thought his most audacious. © 2017 Classical Net Read complete review

Christian Hoskins
Gramophone, February 2017

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic” (Thielemann) (NTSC) 732508
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic” (Thielemann) (Blu-ray, HD) 732604

The principal advantage of [this] new version is the playing of the Staatskapelle Dresden, which is even finer than that of the Munich Philharmonic on the 2008 recording. This is particularly apparent in the Andante, a movement that can drag in lesser performances but which is here hauntingly atmospheric. Thielemann keeps a firm grip on dynamic levels—ppp really means ppp—and the hushed playing is exquisitely rendered. The depth of sonority of horns, trombones and pizzicato double basses at 32’26” is just one of many outstanding moments, and the Scherzo’s brief Trio, delicately shaded and imbued with pastoral warmth, is similarly memorable. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

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