Thielemann, Ballot and Nelsons:

Veteran Vienna critic Wilhelm Sinkovicz dedicates an article in ‘Die Presse’ to the Bruckner Cycles out in time for the Bruckner year, in this instance Christian Thielmann with Vienna Philharmonic on SONY, Remy Ballot live from the Brucknertage St Florian on Gramola and Andris Nelsons with the Gewandhaus Orchestra on DG. A newcomer among the likes of Thieleman and Nelsons, Ballot’s Bruckner is in Sinkovicz’s assessment ‘exciting’ and ‘focussed on the cathedral sound and the legendary organ stops of Bruckner’s instrumentation’