London Symphony Orchestra Releases Bruckner's Seventh Symphony Conducted By Sir Simon Rattle
The recording completes a set of three albums which features Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs’ editions of Bruckner’s Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Symphonies
The London Symphony Orchestra has released their newest album, "Bruckner: Symphony No. 7," conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. This album follows two recent Bruckner albums by Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra — "Symphony No. 6," released in 2019, and "Symphony No. 4," released in 2022.
This edition of the symphony by Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs was first performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle in September 2022, and the recording completes a set of three albums that features Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs’ editions of Bruckner’s Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Symphonies.
The edition makes use of Bruckner’s discarded fragments and lesser-known material through his many revisions which gives us a glimpse into the composer’s untold musical thoughts through the set of albums.
Conducting Bruckner, says Rattle, is a lifelong quest for some “extraordinary vista, some wonderful moment which leads you out of this world.”
To listen to the full album, click here.
Listen to an excerpt of Bruckner's 7th Symphony by Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra below:
Sir Simon Rattle was born in Liverpool and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. From 1980 to 1998, Sir Simon was Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and was appointed Music Director in 1990. In 2002 he took up the position of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker where he remained until the end of the 2017–18 season. Sir Simon took up the position of Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra in September 2017. He will remain in this position until the 2023–24 season when he will become the orchestra’s Conductor Emeritus. From the 2023–24 season, Sir Simon will take up the position of Chief Conductor with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. He is a Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Founding Patron of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
The London Symphony Orchestra was established in 1904 as one of the first orchestras shaped by its musicians. As Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre since it opened in 1982, the LSO performs around 70 concerts there every year. LSO Conductors include Music Director Sir Simon Rattle, Principal Guest Conductors Gianandrea Noseda and François-Xavier Roth, Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas, and Associate Artists Barbara Hannigan and André J Thomas. In March 2021, it was announced that Sir Antonio Pappano will take up the role of Chief Conductor of the LSO from September 2024.