Notes & Reviews:
"The orchestra is fine, its brass smooth, clean, deeply sonorous... The Pentatone SACD recording is clear and sold, with exceptional dynamic range, and clean as a whistle... Janowski knows his Bruckner as well as anyone around." - American Record Guide (PTC5186351) "Marek Janowski directs the Suisse Romande Orchestra in a performance of Anton Bruckner's most neglected symphony that may go a long way toward finding more friends for it." - Phil Muse (PTC5186354)
"Marek Janowski's recordings of Anton Bruckner's symphonies for PentaTone are among the finest renditions available, and they are also among the best sounding SACD releases on this extraordinary label. Working with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Janowski presents the Symphony No. 7 in E major with stunning clarity, generous warmth, spacious dimensions, and profound feeling, and the orchestra responds with some of the best playing in its storied history, with technique and expression to match the conductor's exacting standards... listeners in search of great performances should give them a try, and audiophiles should regard them as required listening." -All Music Guide
Classic FM Magazine
Every orchestral department here delivers superbly, with gorgeously rich strings, mellow woodwind, and powerful brass. Janowski's conducting, too, combines a true sense of Brucknerian space with impressive purpose and drive...While there's formidable competition among recordings of this much-played symphony, this version holds its own superbly.
Janowski has forged an instrument that projects Bruckner's richly textured canvases with a combination of warmth, transparency and tonal weight, the brass sounding particularly impressive...Pentatone has provided Janowski and his Geneva forces with excellent sound. This is yet another significant step towards what I am convinced will eventually turn out to be one of the finest recorded Bruckner cycles of the 21st century.
Attention must be paid: one of the most formidable veteran musicians of the modern age is being allowed to set down on disc performances of great authority...as with this imposing Bruckner 7 (in the Nowak edition), arrayed in dramatic Pentatone sound.
Recording information: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland (10/2010).
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Works DetailsBruckner, Anton : Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107
- Conductor: Marek Janowski
- Ensemble: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
- Running Time: 65 min. 21 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1881-1883