Esa-Pekka Salonen triumphs with Schoenberg

Listen to a clip from Gurrelieder here


Stig Andersen, Soile Isokoski, Monica Groop, Ralf Lukas, Andreas Conrad, Barbara Sukowa; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Philharmonia Voices & Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen

Signum SIGCD 173 (hybrid CD/SACD)   108:30 mins (2 discs)

‘Esa-Pekka Salonen, restraining his forces at first but then unleashing them with masterly control, makes this a memorable performance’ Michael Tanner

Audio clip: Schoenberg: Gurrelieder – Deckel des Sarges klappert und klapt

A full review plus star ratings is published in our December 2009 issue