The ClassicalEar iPhone Review App has a new review for Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Bruckner recording:
“Manfred Honeck distils a truly awesome hush and mystery at the outset of this bracingly alive and exceedingly stimulating account of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony (‘The Romantic’), the stunningly eloquent horn solo serving notice that his superb Pittsburgh band can boast players of the highest international calibre. What follows is a reading rich in arresting drama, recreative spark, red-blooded temperament and interpretative incident. …The actual orchestral playing, I should reiterate, is simply breathtaking (what a fabulous viola section – words fail me!), while the gloriously ample and richly detailed recording exploits a toweringly (at times intimidatingly) wide dynamic range. If you love Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony, you need to hear this.” —Andrew Achenbach, Classical Ear
See the full review in the App!