Concert recording: Bruckner's Symphony No. 6

The composer himself described this symphony as his "cheekiest".

"Everything pushes forward powerfully", wrote the NZZ after this performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Paavo Järvi. The result is a "gripping dynamic" - which is by no means a matter of course with this work. Bruckner's symphonies are often understood and interpreted as cathedrals of sound; Paavo Järvi, on the other hand, emphasises the stylistic diversity of this work, its playful tone and the thoroughly worldly clarity of the score without any musical incense. To quote the NZZ once again: "Any brass-armoured monochrome - a danger in undifferentiated Bruckner performances - is happily avoided, and enchanting solos, especially from the oboe and flute, add lustre to the romantically tinged whole."

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Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Paavo Järvi Music Director

Anton Bruckner Sinfonie Nr. 6 A-Dur

Aufzeichnung vom 26. – 28. Oktober 2022, Tonhalle Zürich

Konzert unterstützt von der Hans Imholz-Stiftung

Concert recordings

Here you will find further concert recordings of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich.

published: 21.12.2023