Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 / Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture (Live)
Winner of the 2017 Edison Klassiek Award in the Orchestra Category
Andris Nelsons’ latest Deutsche Grammophon release, featuring Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 and Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, was recorded live in concert and is the first installment in a multi-album Bruckner series on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
“Andris Nelsons’ reading of Bruckner’s Third Symphony is truly compelling. He develops a genuine feeling for the music, caring for details, nuances and a very good balance. The four movements flow evenly so that the symphony is well held together. But above all, we notice over the entire work a feeling of the conductor’s admiration for this music, a feeling that inspired him and that he generously shares with the orchestra and the listener.”
“Andris Nelsons conducted with keen focus and vigor, eliciting tonal beauty, technical precision and obvious engagement from the orchestra.”
–The Wall Street Journal
“…Nelsons has a sense of architecture… His changes of pace felt idiomatic, always part of the larger picture, and he gets the obsessive, uncertain and unresolved nature of Bruckner’s writing.”