Continuing their Bruckner cycle with Janowski and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, here is Symphony No.7. With Symphony No.8 PTC5196371 as the ‘benchmark recording’ on Radio 3’s Building a Library, this volume will be eagerly awaited.
“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.” GRAMOPHONE
“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.” CLASSIC FM