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A dependable Bruckner set,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bruckner: Symphonies 1-9 (DG Collectors Edition) (Audio CD)
There probably isn't a single Bruckner symphony set which delivers on all counts, but Eugen Jochum always had something special to say in this repertoire. More so than his most obvious rival Karajan (also on DG), Jochum conveys the spiritual angle of Bruckner's inspiration, and effectively marries sufficient grandeur to sustain the long lines. The Fourth and Fifth are the most successful, but the remainder are all well worth listening to, and revisiting. This set is to be preferred to Jochum's later EMI set in both performance and sound quality.