Bruckner Symphony No. 4


Bruckner Symphony No. 4 (the "Romantic"). Christian Thielemann conducts the Dresden Staatskapelle at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in 2015. Video director was Agnes Méth. Released 2016, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound output. Grade: NA

With only one symphony, this is not a generous title. Christian Hoskins, writing in the February 2017 Gramophone (page 31) complains of Agnes Méth's "rather restive directorial style." H'm, sounds like a case of DVDitis. Hoskins prefers another Blu-ray recording of this made back in 2009 by Thielemann.