Bruckner Symphony No. 7, Barenboim

Anton Bruckner’s life and works are so opposite in their style, you wouldn’t believe they were in any way related. The grandiose symphonies, especially the Symphony No 7, nicknamed ‘Lyric’ cannot be further from his simple taste and total humility in the face of overwhelming popularity. We’re lucky to have Daniel Barenboim with the Staatskapelle Berlin tackle this work and with the vigour of a live recording, this is a great one to add to the collection.