Günther Herbig’s Magisterial Bruckner

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Günther Herbig (conductor), Alon Goldstein (piano), Music Center at Strathmore

The basics are not easy, not least the sprawling grandiosity and lofty ramblings of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. The challenge of taming this longest (at 80 minutes) of Bruckner’s symphonies was left to veteran guest conductor Günther Herbig. The German-born eminence grise led a magisterial performance reflecting an intimate knowledge of the score and a vitality undimmed by age…

Read the full review here (Washington Post, January 18).

Courtesy of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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