Composer: Anton Bruckner
Orchestra: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Somm Recordings
Size: 351 MB
01. Allegro moderato
02. Scherzo: Allegro moderato, Trio: Allegro moderato
01. Adagio: Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
02. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell
This is simply sublime!
I am aware of the many versions of this wonderful work, and have I think 7 – last time I counted! But this performance is just superb. Not the greatest orchestra in the world, and yet Kempe manages them in such a way that is simply sublime. I would urge anyone looking for another version, or simply wondering what Bruckner is all about – to go for this…while it’s still in the catalogue. The adagio says it all!