Daniel Barenboim’s acclaimed Bruckner 7 with the Staatskapelle Berlin to be released by DG
Deutsche Grammophon is to
release a live recording of Daniel Bruckner’s acclaimed performance of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony with the Staatskapelle Berlin in
The recording is of a performance
in the Berlin Philharmonie that earned the conductor and orchestra a 13-minute ovation at its conclusion. It formed part of a week-long series in which Barenboim conducted six of Bruckner’s symphonies alongside Beethoven’s five piano concertos, for which Barenboim was also soloist at the keyboard.
The German press were unanimous in their praise for the performance of the Seventh Symphony, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung observing it was “like watching a Gothic cathedral arise in time lapse,” while Der Tagesspiegel described it as “conceived and performed very theatrically, like an opera without words.”
Already available internationally, the disc will be released in the United States on May 8 to coincide with performances of the symphony in Berlin, London, Paris and Vienna.