Bruckner 5 – Claudio Abbado & Lucerne Festival Orchestra

“Abbado’s approach to the music of Bruckner is soft and songlike, at times tense and urgent, but constantly filled with warmth of feeling” – not only the Neue Zürcher Zeitung is full of praise when Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra play Bruckner.

Their interpretation of his awe-inspiring Fifth Symphony reflects the composer’s burgeoning powers and exquisite compositional artistry. As the Guardian poetically states: “The composer himself, one suspects, might have leapt to embrace Abbado as an ideal interpreter.”

Year of production:2011
Recording Date:19 August 2011
Co-Production Company:NHK
Associated Production Company:ZDF/Arte
Producer:Maria Stodtmeier
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment
Director:Michael Beyer