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Donald R Vroon
American Record Guide, November 2014

Rather than hitting us in the face with the climaxes, Giulini seems to be concerned only with the sheer beauty of the music. This is a beautiful recording, still among the very best. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Jens F. Laurson
Ionarts, November 2014

…Giulini’s individual Bruckner continues to be worth every Brucknerian’s consideration. © 2014 Ionarts Read complete review



Richard Osborne
Gramophone, September 2014

This is…one of the great Bruckner performances on record. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Huntley Dent
Fanfare, September 2014

In reissuing this well-regarded Giulini reading of the Bruckner Second, the Vienna Symphony is paying tribute on the great conductor’s centennial.

Giulini’s interpretation deserves its high reputation, especially in the scherzo and finale, where the energy is boosted to a higher level than in the first two movements. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review




Victor Carr Jr
ClassicsToday.com, June 2014

…Giulini’s performance rendered the piece with a gravitas usually reserved for the composer’s later symphonies, particularly in the first two movements, which offer slower tempos and expansive phrasing.

The conductor draws beautiful sounds from the Vienna Symphony…captured in spacious, wide-dynamic sound… © 2014 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review





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