Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

June 4, 2018, 9:00 am

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This release is the continuation of Andris Nelsons’s much-admired Bruckner symphony cycle with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Here they play the Seventh Symphony – premiered in 1884 by this orchestra and now recorded live to mark its 275th anniversary. Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner’s music’s monumental sound blocks that give these works a completely new flavor. By including selected instrumental works by Wagner in the series, his idea is to demonstrate the influences but more importantly their differences, for clearly the two composers could not have been more disparate in character.