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Jens F. Laurson
Forbes.com, April 2017

…what a performance! Rémy Ballot, for all practical purposes a no-name conductor, delivers a spellbinding performance of the sprawling, ingenious original version of Bruckner’s “Wagner” Symphony, perfectly paced in the über-resonant space of Bruckner’s St. Florian, and lasting 89 minutes which Gramola somehow fit on one CD. The Bruckner-Festival pick-up band responds with verve to Ballot’s direction—and not long into the half-hour first movement, amid great silences and organic flow, it dawns on us: We are listening to the legacy of Rémy Ballot’s teacher Sergiù Celibidache! Or perhaps Bruckner directly. © 2017 Forbes.com Read complete review




Alain Steffen
Pizzicato, September 2014

Recorded at St. Florian, this traditionally conceived performance of Bruckner’s Third symphony in its original version is highly expressive and deeply moving. © 2014 Pizzicato





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