Notes & Reviews:
"The orchestra is fine, its brass smooth, clean, deeply sonorous, betraying little or no evidence of any jarring non-Germanic character. At 74 minutes, Janowski's tempos are right on center, and his treatment is traditional in all respects. The only oddity is that the first few seconds of string pizzicato in I are very faint - nearly inaudible... The Pentatone SACD recording is clear and solid, with exceptional dynamic range, and clean as a whistle... I've no problem with issuing top marks for this fine recording. Janowski knows his Bruckner as well as anyone around." - American Record Guide
Instead of monumentalising Bruckner's sculpted shapes, Janowski and the orchestra give them a rhythmic urgency and transparency. At those rare moments when Bruckner does relent, Janowski relaxes the tempo just enough to let it speak.
International Record Review
This is a far tighter and richer orchestra than it used to be...the strings are capable of an opulent and balanced sonority; the woodwinds are pungent and well-focused (listen to their playful exchanges in the trio of the third movement); the brass have a burnished glow.
Recording information: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland (07/2009).
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Works DetailsBruckner, Anton : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
- Conductor: Marek Janowski
- Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
- Running Time: 73 min. 11 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1875-1894