Now considered one of the most important of 19th-century symphonists, during his lifetime, Bruckner was the subject of incomprehension and ridicule. Georg Solti made two recordings of this symphonic edifice. While his Chicago recording has been in regular circulation, this much-requested reissue of the Seventh with the Vienna Philharmonic has lain dormant for far too long and is now exhumed on Decca Eloquence at budget price. The legendary producer/engineer team of John Culshaw and Gordon Parry capture the full splendour of the Sofiensaal acoustics and the 1965 sound is sonorous and burnished.
Symphony No. 7 in E major
FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD
Recording producer: John Culshaw
Recording engineer: Gordon Parry
Recording location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, November 1965
‘a glowing and intense account, most beautifully played and hanging wondrously in the air of the Sofiensaal’ International Record Review