Bruckner: Symphony no. 5 - Ben's favorite masterwork explanation!
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GRAMMY NOMINATED: Best Orchestral Performance, 2010.
“Bravo Zander!” – Jeffrey J. Lipscomb, Fanfare Magazine (Click here to read the full review)
“Benjamin Zander, on a second, accompanying, disc devoted to a characteristically lucid, passionate analysis of the work, is an eloquent advocate of its transcendent compositional and spiritual qualities, and the performance, with the Philharmonia on effulgent form, matches it in clarity and conviction.” – David Cairns, The Sunday Times (Click here to read the full review).
“Zander creates a remarkable narrative and complements it with a performance of great lucidity and drive.” Richard Osborne, Gramophone Magazine (Click here to read the full review).
“it is hugely satisfying and full of interest, and worth acquiring for the bonus disc that offers so many insights into the workings of this great symphony.” (Click here to read the full review).
“Through meticulous detail and a carefully crafted agenda, Maestro Zander guides the four movements of the symphony in what Bruckner would recognize as a perfect procession through his ‘Cathedral In Sound’.” Seán Martinfield – Sentinel Fine Arts (Click here to read the full review).
Grammy Nominations, 2010
Best Orchestral Performance (Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Simon Rattle, conductor (Susan Graham; Berliner Philharmoniker)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
Benjamin Zander, conductor (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé
James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15
Valery Gergiev, conductor (Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre)
Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
Antoni Wit, conductor (Jan Krzysztof Broja, Ewa Marczyk & Marek Marczyk; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra)