Bruckner Symphony No. 3 (1877 version)
Christian Thielemann, conductor
C Major 740904 (Blu-ray: 68:00)
If you’ve been following Thielemann’s Bruckner cycle with the Staatskapelle Dresden, you’ll know what to expect from this Third Symphony. It’s a classic Thielemann account, with long, sinuous lines; a warm, well-grounded orchestral sound; and a sense of scale and grandeur that is all too rare among recent accounts.