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Paul L. Althouse
American Record Guide, May 2015

…Young’s approach is consistent and makes good sense. The Hamburg orchestra plays very well, and the brass sound terrific. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Steven Kruger
Fanfare, May 2015

…Bruckner has been the Austrian Shostakovich and so imbued with significance and religiosity that his music seldom seems to breathe naturally. With lovely surround sound to assist, Simone Young brings the Bruckner Sixth back into the world of Brahms—and of beauty. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Huntley Dent
Fanfare, May 2015

[Young’s] conducting is so alive that it brings every bar into the present moment. The cause of women conductors has been advancing too slowly on disc, so it’s gratifying that Young has emerged as a first-rate Brucknerian by any standard. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Roy Westbrook
MusicWeb International, April 2015

The great success of this issue lies in the conducting, since Young’s instinct for the all-important transitions in Bruckner is so sound and idiomatic—in fact she makes a few illustrious names sound a little self-indulgent by comparison. …one of the best among recent SACD versions of Bruckner’s 6th. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Brian Reinhart
MusicWeb International, March 2015

…Simone Young’s interpretation…is relatively quick all around, and totally straightforward. My favourite movement of Young’s performance is the scherzo, unusually full and rich in sound, and benefiting from the Hamburg Philharmonic’s terrific violas, cellos, and basses.

Everything here is good, well-played and enjoyable. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Blair Sanderson
AllMusic.com, February 2015

Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic deliver an impassioned and visionary performance that compels the listener to explore the piece in one sitting, and the experience is highly rewarding. © 2015 Allmusic.com Read complete review



John Quinn
MusicWeb International, January 2015

…this is an impressive and convincing reading of Bruckner’s Sixth and it’s a fine addition to what is already a noteworthy cycle. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, January 2015

…this is a fine performance of Bruckner’s lightest symphony, and it has been very well recorded. © 2015 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review





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