CD reviews: Bruckner 3 / Skrowaczewski
Renowned Bruckner expert Stanisław Skrowaczewski conducts the Orchestra in the LPO's recent release of Bruckner's mighty Symphony No. 3.
The recording has been receiving some fantastic reviews – read on for details ...
‘It sounds throughout as if the LPO is completely in sympathy with the conductor’s carefully controlled approach ... It feels right, end to end.’
Andrew McGregor, CD Review BBC Radio 3, 28 March 2015
‘The LPO ... bring a warmth and holistic purity’
‘Skrowaczewski keeps his head when, all around him, other conductors lose theirs.’
Philip Clark, Gramophone, June 2015
‘Another gem from Skrowaczewski’s Indian summer. His structural thinking is impeccable – all tempo relations are perfectly judged – yet he is able to maintain a feeling of unpredictability, and even spontaneity, that prevents his Bruckner from even seeming forumulaic.’
Gavin Dixon, Classical CD Reviews, 8 April 2015
‘With taut control throughout Skrowaczewski provides an awe-inspiring sense of structure honed from decades of experience. Setting the tone in the opening movement is the intrepid opening trumpet theme with Skrowaczewski accomplished in breadth and potency drawing near faultless playing from his London players. This is a notable live performance deserving of significant praise. It can rub shoulders with some of the finest recordings.’
Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International, 20 April 2015
‘A rousing rendition’
The Northern Echo, 26 March 2015
'How beautiful are the opening pages of the slow movement, exquisitely lingering and then intensely expressed, the quiet passages sacred in their searching.'
Colin Anderson, Classical Source, June 2015
The CD is priced £9.99 and is available from the LPO website, Amazon or as a download from iTunes.
LPO-0084, released April 2015
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