Bruckner: Symphony in D minor (No. 0); Psalm 150; Helgoland

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COMPOSERS: Bruckner
LABELS: DG Galleria
WORKS: Symphony in D minor (No. 0); Psalm 150; Helgoland
PERFORMER: Ruth Welting (sop); Chicago SO & Chorus/Daniel Barenboim
CATALOGUE NO: 437 250-2 ADD (1979)
Barenboim’s account of the underrated Nullte Symphony, though not quite as successful as Haitink’s (deleted) version has much to recommend it. The opening is suitably atmospheric, and Barenboim draws a sympathetic, warm-toned response from the CSO. The brief cantata, Helgoland and the setting of Psalm 150 also come out well. Nicholas Rast

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