Solti conducts Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
The air shimmers, and a radiant melody begins its long ascent to heaven. Bruckner claimed that the opening of his Seventh Symphony came to him in a dream, and it's one of the loveliest beginnings in all of 19th-century music. But it's just the start of an epic journey: through faith and doubt, tragedy and joy, to a final triumphant affirmation. Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony were one of the most potent conductor-orchestra partnerships of the 20th century, and they were never more compelling – or more beautiful – than in the Austro-German late romantics. Captured in the majestic surroundings of London's Royal Albert Hall, this performance has the electricity (and sense of occasion) of a great orchestra on tour.
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Sir Georg Solti