Recorded in 2014 at the begninning of a series marking his 85th birthday season, Christoph von Dohnányi leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in a rousing live performance of Bruckner’s monumental Ninth Symphony, which stands alongside the other epoch-defining Ninth symphonies of Beethoven and Mahler.
[A] beautifully prepared account… Dohnanyi’s new recording is distinguished by the clarity with which it presents Bruckner’s score as well as the excellence of its sound – Gramophone
Dohnanyi’s is a considerable performance in its own right. The Philharmonia plays very well for a conductor who they clearly and rightly esteem – MusicWeb International
The recording is everything you’d wish from a Bruckner recording. You’ll get the grand and the detail all in silky sound. Very highly recommended – Audiophilia
A wonderfully passion-filled performance by the Philharmonia in Salzburg and an excellent CD edition of this occasion – North East Music Magazine
The performance is as devastating an experience as it should be, and one of the most powerful that the whole literature of music can provide – BBC Music Magazine
Maazel’s Seventh is very decent…the clangorous coda is fantastic – The Arts Desk
A wonderfully passion-filled performance by the Philharmonia in Salzburg and an excellent CD edition of this occasion –NE:MM