Bruckner - Symphony no.6 | Linn CKD620

Bruckner - Symphony no.6

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Cat No: CKD620

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Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 15th March 2019



Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin


Robin Ticciati


Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.6 in A major


Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin


Robin Ticciati


Having won acclaim for his recent recordings of French repertoire, Robin Ticciati now turns to the music of Anton Bruckner. Ticciati is well suited to conducting Bruckner with an approach that is both “expansive and revelatory” (The Guardian). Having already performed this work with the Bergen Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony Orchestras, Ticciati returned to Berlin to continue his recording series with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester.

Bruckner broke new ground with his Sixth Symphony; its meandering harmonies, intricate rhythms and imaginative instrumentation are coupled with contrasting moods and a theme that moves satisfyingly from dark to light. Occasionally overshadowed by the more familiar Fifth and Seventh symphonies, the Sixth has many extraordinary moments, including the astonishing Scherzo. Notably this was the first work that the self-doubting composer did not seek to revise. Ticciati describes this symphony as “wild, daring and risky”, a perfect pairing for this engaging and charismatic conductor.

Robin Ticciati has been Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin since 2017 and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera since 2014. He was Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 2009 to 2018. Guest conducting highlights include concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Staatskapelle Dresden.

For more than 70 years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin has distinguished itself as one of Germany's leading orchestras. The DSO Berlin is also in demand worldwide with many award-winning recordings including a 2011 Grammy Award.

“[Ticciati] rather demands blossoming landscapes as far as the ear can reach – as he does now in Bruckner's Sixth Symphony.” – Morgenpost

“With his brilliantly willing, responsive orchestra, Ticciati chances the most modern, the most exciting Bruckner the audience has ever experienced...” – Welt

“Ticciati, conducting from memory, exorcised the symphony of everything pathetic and sedate. In the Majestoso he let the orchestra storm the risk zone, where it can sound queasy, but Ticciati formed an elegant bow overall.” – Frankfurter Rundschau


Ticciati managing to let the music breathe despite another swiftish basic tempo. Bruckner's quirky scherzo also works beautifully, rhythmically taut and blessed with spectacular horns in the trio.  Graham Rickson 25 May 2019
The performance is transparent, expressive and, considering the composer, light-footed, with exhilarating, clean-edged brass and tightly rhythmic strings in the first movement. The sumptuously melodic slow movement unfolds with grandeur and introspection, before the short, intense scherzo. The majestic finale progresses with powerful momentum but no undue pressure or urgency.  Fiona Maddocks
The Observer 3 March 2019

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