Soon to be released is the next instalment on disc of Ivor Bolton’s Bruckner cycle with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. The release in July this year of Symphony No. 6 on Oehms Classics follows previous recordings of Symphonies 3, 5, 7, and 8, which earned high plaudits from the critics: “moments of staggering interpretative originality”, (musicwebinternational.com); “Bolton lets emotional enthusiasm for Bruckner’s expressive world roam free, and the orchestra follows him, clear and committed, and impresses with it clear phrasing, rich string timbre and cleanly-tuned winds” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20.01.11, review of Bruckner 8).
Symphony No. 6 was recorded live in Salzburg’s Grosses Fespielhaus in October last year, and impressive reviews of the performance promise a highly-prized addition to this Bruckner cycle: “Not an ounce of fat, no excess pathos, but a lean structure and sharply-described colours… These were the hallmarks of a most impressive account” (Salzburger Nachrichten, 27.10.10).