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Hyperion Records

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Landscape in the Riesengebirge by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
Pushkin Museum, Moscow / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55474
Recording details: June 2000
St Mary's Church, Haddington, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: October 2000
Total duration: 62 minutes 33 seconds

'Vänskä conducts Bruckner with power and understanding and draws rich and finely nuanced playing' (Gramophone)

'Superbly recorded … this is an account to recommend' (International Record Review)

'The BBCSSO play splendidly for Osmo Vänskä, whose feeling for this composer seems as profound as his much-acclaimed Sibelius' (Classic FM Magazine)

'A sharp and taut reading … Vänskä captures the spaciousness of Bruckner’s building blocks. Good sound and ripe playing' (The Scotsman)

'This is one of the best Bruckner-symphony recordings I have ever heard … a searing, electrically charged performance. Quite simply, it is stunning … one of the most exciting Bruckner performances on disc—and certainly the best Third I have ever heard. This is one that you simply have to have. Recommended with all the breath in my lungs … it has been a pleasure to review, and now to recommend' (Fanfare, USA)

'Beautiful playing' (Hi-Fi News)

'An outstanding achievement all round' (Amazon.co.uk)

Symphony No 3 in D minor 'Wagner Symphony'
composer
1877 version, edited by Leopold Nowak, with 1876 Adagio; dedicated to Richard Wagner

Finale: Allegro  [13'22]

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