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Franz Welser-Most: Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7


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  • Actors: Franz Welser-Most, The Cleveland Orchestra
  • Directors: William Cosel
  • Writers: Anton Bruckner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Classical, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), English (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Dubbed: German
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Arthaus
  • DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002N5KDXO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,957 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Franz Welser-Moest conducts the Cleveland Orchestra live at Severance Hall, Cleveland, September, 2008. Also included is an introduction by Welser-Moest.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Hank Drake VINE VOICE on July 9, 2010
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Franz Welser-Möst had a rough start in Cleveland. After an initial burst of welcoming publicity (helped by his own insistence that people call him Franz rather than Maestro), some harsh reviews by a local critic led to some bad feelings - especially when that critic was reassigned by the local newspaper. Whether those reviews were wholly deserved is best left to another forum. But Welser-Möst's recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony did not meet with universal acclaim.

I've heard the orchestra with Welser-Möst (as well as other conductors) many times over the years, and the general verdict here is that he has hit his stride. This DVD of Bruckner's 7th Symphony attests to that. Welser-Möst has clearly arrived at his own interpretation, which emphasizes the romantic (small "r") aspects of the music. The performance that emerges is less Teutonic and more flexible than usual. Parts of the work seem lighter than air, which is a departure from the norm in this repertoire - yet the Symphony's slow movement is not lacking in the customary gravitas. The orchestra's contribution is superb: the balance and transparency between sections is notable even for this group.

This DVD is a top-flight presentation both visually and sonically. The camera moves between the conductor, various orchestral sections, and the very photogenic Severance Hall in a manner that maintains visual interest without being distracting. The sound is transparent with just the right amount of reverberance - a rare achievement as it's not easy to record in Severance Hall, which often sounds better "in person" than on recordings.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kip Montgomery on July 11, 2011
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I don't live in Cleveland, so I don't know Welser-Möst as well as a devoted fan in Cleveland might. But, I've attended every one of his concerts at Carnegie Hall in the past 7 years, and have been moved and impressed, time and again, by his performances (a Shostakovich 7 and Beethoven 3 stand out in particular). And, I've been living with his Bruckner 5, 7, 8 and 9 dvd's for the past 6 months, in anticipation of his concerts here in New York, featuring those symphonies (and works of John Adams) which begin in two days. I don't even know where to begin in reviewing this performance of Bruckner 7.

I'm tempted to start with the brass section, which is simply electrifying, both in terms of power, but also in terms of subtlety and beauty. But, really, one must start with Welser-Möst. This man is a genius conductor. You may or may not care for his interpretations (I do, though his tempi are sometimes a bit on the fast side for me), but you must respect the depth and intelligence of his work. He knows this symphony inside and out, and the fact that he uses a score in this performance should not detract: he is so profoundly moved by this music, that I believe he uses the score simply as an anchor: he will not let this music, despite its power to do so, move him to the point where he is reduced to a puddle of tears and perspiration. He is desperately connected to this symphony, evidenced by the occasional camera shot of his face. One can see it. His every gesture, whether grand or miniscule, holds the performers in his grasp in a display of devotion I have only ever seen before in the performers of the Berlin Philharmonic to Karajan, or in the performers of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra to Abbado.

But, back to the brass section.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jose zarzo,principal horn ,orquesta filarmonica de gran canaria,spain on April 30, 2010
brucners 7th symphony , played to perfection by one of the very finest orchestras in the world today. beautiful strings , magnificent winds , percusion and brass (specially principal hornist richard king and his great hornsection , principal trumpeter michael sachs and a very special thought to deceased co-principal trombonist steven witser) SPECTACULAR, BUY THIS DVD!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 29, 2012
Welser-Most has been supported by a major Upper Austrian bank for over 25 years now as a cultural envoy. This level of support suggests that Welser-Most has something special to offer in terms of Austrian music especially. The sleeve note describes Welser-Most's trademarks as 'Calm and composure' and this is certainly true of his podium manner but not all is so calm beneath the exterior. Those who know his recent Summer Night's Gala or the 2011 New Year's Day concert with the VPO will also be aware that he can produce very lively responses from his orchestra too. So how is his Bruckner?

In his bonus interview, Welser-Most makes a case for linking this particular symphony to the music of Wagner, and particular Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. The link is through the tonality of E major, the themes associated with German Romanticism, the mutual admiration the two composers had for each other, the prominant use of Wagner tubas in this work and Wagner's death during the composition of this symphony. Welser-Most sees the Adagio and its climatic conclusion as the key moment when all of these influences come together.

I have grown to like this interpretation very much indeed over several viewings and in the context of knowing both the Abbado and Wand performances. Inevitably, given Welser-Most's views about the work as summarised above, a key moment in evaluating the emotional intensity of this issue comes at the climax of the very long slow movement which builds to an enormous peak. The effect on the conductor at this point is clear as he is clearly deeply moved. It is certainly very effective for the viewer too.

I would view Welser-Most's performance as typically having a very clear long-term view of structure held under tight control but driven by a deeply held conviction.
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