Bruckner’s 7th

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Performed by the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim
This performance celebrates an important event – Daniel Barenboim’s week-long Bruckner cycle with his Berliner Staatskapelle in June 2010. The concert featured on this recording drew 13 minutes of uninterrupted applause from the exhilarated audience.

Recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin, this recording captures a truly gripping performance of Bruckner’s 7th Symphony, bringing an insightful, theatrical interpretation to one of the greatest late-Romantic symphonies.

The press said of this magical concert:

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:

“[Barenboim’s] Bruckner is conceived and performed very theatrically, like an opera without words” (Der Tagesspiegel). In the mighty orchestral build-ups, the effect is hair-raising, “like watching a Gothic cathedral arise in time lapse”

Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires in 1942; he started piano lessons at the age of five and gave his first official concert in 1950. He made his debut as a pianist in Vienna and Rome in 1952. In 1954, he took part in Igor Markevitch’s conducting classes in Salzburg, and he played for Wilhelm Furtwängler, who described him as ‘a phenomenon’. In 1955 he studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

Here is an hour of Bruckner’s music:

  • Sinfonia Nr. 7 in E major

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante: Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
III. Scherzo: Sehr schnell – Trio: Etwas langsamer
IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht schnell

Performed by Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim


Tags: Anton Bruckner, Daniel Barenboim, Symphony #7

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