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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 - Hi-Fi News


21 May 2014
Hi-Fi News
Christopher Breunig

Sound Quality: 85%

This follows the Erwin Stein reduction of Mahler's Symphony 4 with the Academy Soloists [HFN Jan ‘14]; this time composer Anthony Payne was commissioned to scale down one of Bruckner's less often heard symphonies. There's a bonus of Berg's 1921 transcription of ‘Wine, Woman and Song': quaint, with strings, piano and harmonium, and charmingly done by Pinnock. The textures in the symphony are endlessly fascinating (although the better you know the work the more you'll get from Payne's rescoring). More importantly, the performance has both depth and beauty: Pinnock should now record the original!


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