Audiophilia says to keep the FRESH releases coming!
Audiophilia Magazine’s Anthony Kershaw adds Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Bruckner release to his “must have” pile in his latest review:
“Each Fresh! release gets better. The entire team — players, conductor, recording company, engineers, all seem to be finding their groove. And, in this new Bruckner 4, the team has captured something quite special. … But let’s forget all the scholarship this and that. It’s important for a good read, but as we listen longer and longer, do we really refer to the words? How does it sound? How does this amazing music make me feel? Well, pretty damn good. The playing is superlative. The orchestra does not put a step wrong. More importantly, the individual solos that arise out of the din, are calm and reflective, just as they are supposed to be. Heavenly. Mr. Bendix-Blagley, now leading the fiddles of the Berliner Philharmoniker, steers his string section with might and unanimity. Sweetness, too. And the brass section is sensational. … a fine addition to my Bruckner ‘must have’ pile. Keep them coming, Fresh!” —Anthony Kershaw, Audiophilia