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Terry Barfoot
MusicWeb International, June 2000

Tintner offers a splendidly judged account, with rhythmically vital outer movements and a beautifully judged Adagio… His account takes a worthy place alongside those of Klemperer (EMI) and Wand (RCA). © 2000 MusicWeb International

Michael Jameson
Classic CD, April 1999

…happily his noble and stormy conception of the piece has altered little… While the New Zealand SO has no established Bruckner tradition, these players give of their best under Tintner, whose far-sighted and urgently propulsive reading has much to commend it © 1999 Classic CD

Ramon Khalona
COSMIKDEBRIS e-zine, January 1999

This release, along with Tintner’s recording of the first version of the Eighth symphony with the same orchestra, marks one of the most interesting Bruckner recordings of the decade. That they are being released at budget price, in excellent sound and with highly committed playing by this orchestra, masterfully conducted by Tintner, makes this a must for anyone attracted to Bruckner’s music. © 1998 COSMIKDEBRIS e-zine

David Hurwitz, October 1998

Cranky old German/Austrian conductors make the great Bruckner interpreters, and Naxos seems to have found one of the crankiest in Georg Tintner. His ongoing Bruckner cycle continues with a very fine Sixth featuring the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – magnificent slow movement © 1998

James Manishen
Winnipeg Free Press, September 1998

The third installment in Naxos’ ongoing Tintner Bruckner series is very distinguished… The Sixth’s episodic finale ha rarely sounded this persuasive… The Sixth has long been held in exclusive domain of full-priced recordings by Klemperer and Karajan. Tintner is certainly competitive. And at budget price, a special recommendation. © 1998 Winnipeg Free Press

Robert McColley
Fanfare, September 1998

It fills an obvious need for a good Bruckner sixth in the low-cost field; it also appears as a distinctive, and for me, compelling interpretation. While altogether faithful to the score, this performance brings it to life-in-sound in a way strikingly different from any of the dozen or so Sixths I have known and admired over the decades … his lucid and informative program notes… For the many special beauties Tintner and the New Zealand Symphony realize in this wonderful work, I do place theirs among the very best recordings. © 1998 Fanfare

Musik Och Ljudteknik (Sweden), August 1998

Having compared this new CD in detail with three other first-class recordings [Klemperer (1964), Karajan (late 70s) and Solti (1979)], let me not mince words but come out and say that to my mind Tintner’s is the most satisfactory version on record ever. © 1998 Musik Och Ljudteknik (Sweden)

American Record Guide, July 1998

Is this likely to be competitive with offerings by Jochum, Karajan, Barenboim, Lopez-Cobos, and others, played by the world’s greatest orchestras? Well, in a word, yes! … Moreover, the notes, written by Mr Tintner himself, are detailed, interesting, and informative. © 1998 American Record Guide

Le Discophile Virtuel

This is a very beautiful Sixth Symphony… The New Zealand orchestra has two great Bruckner conductors, Tintner and the former conductor of the Montreal Symphony, Franz-Paul Decker. Tintner’s interpretation impresses us throughout. The dynamism of his conducting and the thoughts of the conductor hold the immense structure together to its very end. © Le Discophile Virtuel

Kjell Moe

The recording is with the New Zealand SO which is the third orchestra Tintner has used for his Bruckner cycle. This gives us a chance to find out whether it is the orchestras which are extraordinary or whether it is the conductor himself who has made this such a remarkable series… The latter is true. Now he has used an Irish, a Scottish and a New Zealand orchestra to demonstrate who is the definitive Bruckner interpreter we enter the next century with. © Kulturspeilet

Bob Stumpf
Classical List

This recording of the 6th, however, transcends all others I have heard. It is not only good ‘for the price’ it is the finest I have heard at any price… The phrase that kept appearing in my notes is ‘there is majesty here’ … A great performance of any symphony must have an ebb and flow like that of the pulse of Life.  You can feel this in the recordings by Walter, Furtwaengler and Klemperer, to mention but a few of the master Brucknerians. Tintner’s Bruckner 6th has this pulse. © Classical List

John Holmes
Classical CD Reviews

Experienced Bruckner listeners will inevitably compare Tintner with the two benchmark recordings of Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic and Klemperer with the Philharmonia, but despite the fact that those two had superior orchestras, Tintner and his Kiwi band measure up to the task… it presents the magnificent work in full measure. © Classical CD Reviews

Robert Cummings
Classical Net

Tintner’s insightful grasp of the Brucknerian idiom never seems to falter… Again, Tintner’s unerring grasp of structure and his sagacious sense of phrasing never seem to detour the musical trajectory… the copious notes, written by Tintner himself, are not only informative and scholarly, but give the reader uncommon insight into the mind of the conductor. © Classical Net

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