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Australian Hi-Fi, July 2016

…an absolutely beautiful recording. The orchestral sound is nearly perfect to my ear, sounding like real instruments in an acoustically rich hall. …It’s a marvellous listen: an excellent live recording without a trace of audience noise. Recommended! © 2016 Australian Hi-Fi



José Luis Bermúdez
Classical Net, November 2015

…Young emphasizes the “flow” of the music, as opposed to bringing out the musical punctuation… © 2015 Classical Net



Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, September 2015

The Hamburg Philharmonic…plays magnificently, and the Oehms engineers have captured their rich Brucknerian sounds with clarity and impact. Young is an extraordinary musician… © 2015 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review



John Quinn
MusicWeb International, August 2015

…anyone who has been following—and admiring—this series, as I have, should hear it.

Furthermore, the engineers allow listeners to appreciate the very fine playing of the Philharmoniker Hamburg. All sections of the orchestra make admirable contributions and the overall sound is well-integrated and balanced and there is a satisfyingly firm bass. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Blair Sanderson
AllMusic.com, July 2015

Young’s interpretation comports with modern convention, insofar as this is a weighty and dark-hued reading, though she has taken pains to make all the details fully audible, even in the brass-heavy first movement and the pounding Scherzo. On the emotional level, Young conveys the work’s deep seriousness and power, and gives it the strength and musical cohesion it needs to avoid drifting into murky brooding. Beyond that, the Adagio is perhaps the most moving for its stirring climaxes and hymnlike writing for strings, which are among Bruckner’s most sublime passages. © 2015 Allmusic.com Read complete review





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