Bruckner Symphony No. 5


Bruckner Symphony No. 5 recorded by Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden. Directed for TV by Henning Kasten. Released 2014, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Writing in the January 2015 Gramophone (page 29), Rob Cowan has only praise for this stating, "Neither austere in the manner of Wand nor viscerally supercharged along Fürtwanglerian lines, Christian Thielemann and his Dresden orchestra offer honest reportage plain and simple, a Fifth to savour repeatedly . . . the camerawork, like the musical performance, eschews irritating eccentricity."