Special Annual Edition 2020 / Haitink
This year's release of Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony under the baton of Bernhard Haitink from the Salzburg Festival 2019 documents a truly remarkable musical event in the history of our orchestra. The concert not only marked the 90th birthday of this great conductor, but most notably, as his last concert at the Salzburg Festival, proved to be a momentous occasion and compelling highlight in a long-running series of our joint performances of the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. The recording at hand represents the musical legacy of an artistic partnership that began in 1972 and continued for almost half a century. Musicians and audience members alike who had the good fortune to experience this performance will long remember its depth and intensity.
Bernhard Haitink / Wiener Philharmoniker
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7, E Major, WAB 107 WPH, CD