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Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4/Christian Thielemann/Staatskapelle Dresden (2015/Unitel/Naxos DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C- Film: B

If you're a fan of classical composer Anton Bruckner, then you won't want to miss this beautiful performance of Symphony No. 4 ''Romantic'' in as far as the Bruckner cycle is concerned, one of his more noted works. The great Christian Thielemann joins the Staatskapelle Dresden for this 75-minutes-long program issued by Unitel.

Spanning 75 minutes in length, this gorgeous and nicely photographed concert event is the next best thing to being in the audience. This video was directed by Agnes Meth and recorded live in 2015 at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, smoothly performed non-stop to fine effect.

Presented in standard definition with a 1.77:1 widescreen aspect ratio and for sound, regular DTS 5.0 and PCM 2.0 Stereo tracks, the concert looks and sounds fine for DVD, but could always be improved by high definition and could improve upon the sound mix as well with more file space. This has been issued in Blu-ray too, so we expect that would be even more impressive if past Thielemann releases have taught us anything.

Special features include Trailers for other Unitel releases and a booklet, but we have more Bruckner on the site, including a Blu-ray of Symphony No. 4:


As for this new release, it is a must for classical fans!

- James Lockhart



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