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Jens F. Laurson
Ionarts, November 2013

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4 (Barenboim) (NTSC) ACC-20217
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4 (Barenboim) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10217

The popular Fourth Symphony, with the Berlin Staatskapelle live from the Berlin Philharmonic Hall is [Barenboim’s] most natural, satisfying Bruckner yet…An easy choice for anyone who likes to watch, not just listen. © 2013 Ionarts Read complete review

Calum MacDonald
BBC Music Magazine, May 2013

This is a first-rate performance of this warmest-coloured and most Schubertian of Bruckner’s symphonies, superbly conceived and magnificently played. © 2013 BBC Music Magazine

John Quinn
MusicWeb International, April 2013

It’s an extremely impressive reading…Barenboim elicits some wonderful playing.

…I found Barenboim’s conducting extraordinarily convincing. He moulds phrases with great care…what comes through in the way he shapes the music is his determination to present it in the best possible light and vividly to communicate Bruckner’s vision to the audience.

This is a very considerable account of Bruckner’s Fourth.

The camera-work on this DVD is conventional in the best sense in that the director presents a straightforward film of the concert that is mercifully free from any gimmickry or distractions. The cameras focus on the right players at the right time and on Barenboim as well…It’s an excellent production and the sound quality is also very good. © 2013 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Hank Zauderer
My Classical Notes, February 2013

BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4 (Barenboim) (NTSC)
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 4 (Barenboim) (Blu-ray, Full-HD)

I respond to this music’s wonderful orchestration and color. There is a Brahms-like quality of sound here that is pleasing and warm. © 2013 My Classical Notes Read complete review

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