Celebrating Linz’s favourite son: a majestic Eighth from the Bruckner Orchester Linz in Birmingham


»Despite the spacious platform, Poschner jammed his orchestra tightly together, flanked by antiphonal violins with six double basses lined up along the rear. And what an impressive sound they made, spearheaded by a superb brass section, lustrous and rounded rather than abrasive and ear-splitting. This was less the epic ›cathedral of sound‹ Bruckner, built on Gothic architecture, and more a portrait of an impulsive, passionate soul, a sincere account that lived and breathed every bar.«

Mark Pullinger
Bachtrack, 7.5.2018

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