Bruckner Symphony No. 7 – Herseth shows how it’s done

I’m currently working up Bruckner Symphony No. 7 for an upcoming concert. After listening to a few recordings, I decided to consult YouTube for some more interpretations. I found a real gem of a performance, the Chicago Symphony under Solti. Bud Herseth is an unrelenting powerhouse with endurance for days. He can play a full page at practically full tilt only to sound light and BEAUTIFUL for the next pp entrance, like it was the first entrance of the piece. Bud’s sound is singing, heroic, illuminating, commanding, whispering, magic, and the view into the man’s heart. There’s a reason he is the gold standard of trumpet playing.

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