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Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 / Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Abbado's approach to the music of Bruckner is soft and songlike, at times tense and urgent, but constantly filled with warmth of feeling" - not only the Neue Zürcher Zeitung is full of praise when Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra play Bruckner. Their interpretation of his awe-inspiring Fifth Symphony reflects the composer's burgeoning powers and exquisite compositional artistry. As The Guardian poetically states: "The composer himself, one suspects, might have leapt to embrace Abbado as an ideal interpreter."

Financial Times
This performance curtails the silences in the interests of the Italian conductor Claudio Abbado's linear approach...This is Bruckner sunny side up, lending a molto espressivo bloom to the string cantilenas in the opening movement and a con amore sparkle to the brass chorales. The orchestra, combining old friends and young talents, radiates a fabulously chamber-musical quality.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 80 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1



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Works Details

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1875-1876