Praising Riccardo Muti’s ‘ability to keep his eye on a point of culmination and to thrust it home with the maximum power, emotional as well as dynamic,’ Gramophone described these interpretations of two magnificent symphonies as ‘above all, Bruckner dramatized, not only with Muti’s dramatic thrust and his fearless pursuit of the widest contrasts, but with his 'vocal' treatment of the great Bruckner melodies, [making] one even imagine the opera that Bruckner might have written’.
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat 'Romantic'
I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
II. Andante quasi allegretto
III. Scherzo (Bewegt) & Trio (Nicht zu schnell)
IV. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major
II. Adagio (Sehr feierlich)
III. Scherzo (Nicht schnell) & Trio (Langsam)
IV: Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
Click on any of the works listed above for alternative recordings.