Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 – London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

October 4, 2023, 9:00 am

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Conducting Bruckner, says Sir Simon Rattle, is a lifelong quest for some “extraordinary vista, some wonderful moment which leads you out of this world.” This certainly rings true for Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony, the opening theme for which is said to have come to him in a dream, played by an angel. This huge, glowing mountain-range of sound is all at once majestic, reverent, and terrifying. This edition of the symphony by Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs was first performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle in September 2022, and the recording completes a set of three albums which also features Cohrs’ editions of Bruckner’s Fourth and Sixth symphonies.