Anton Bruckner’s 6th Symphony was written between 1879 and 1881: a very happy time in his life. Unlike most of Bruckner’s symphonies, the 6th was not revised. Of all his works, this one seems to come from a single source of inspiration. Bruckner himself called it his “boldest” symphony – probably due to its extreme degree of motivic, rhythmic and harmonic originality. This live recording of the seldom‐performed 6th Symphony is the next instalment of the acclaimed Bruckner cycle by the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim.
Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Region Code: 0
Running Time: 58:51 Min
Disc Format DVD: DVD-9
18th January 2014
“Barenboim’s relaxed, unshowy direction concentrates on the big picture, contouring and terracing the musical edifice rather than commenting on detail or ratcheting up the crescendos. In short, the least familiar of Bruckner’s mature symphonies is allowed to speak for itself, and the result is unexpectedly powerful.”
“Barenboim brings a real sense of direction to the musical argument. The narrative can be seen moving inexorably towards a thrilling and purposeful coda...the Berlin Staatskapelle plays superbly throughout, and special mention should be made of the absolutely marvellous solo horn playing of Patricia Gerstenberger.”
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