Garth Edwin Sunderland’s new chamber adaptation of this opera’s score, is, to date, the Bernstein Centennial Year’s best and most important recording.
Kent Nagano’s return to Boston revealed him to be a fully mature world-class conductor.
The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal programs a lot of new music but that is not the point.
Christian Gerhaher is, perhaps, the great Mahler baritone of his generation, while Bruckner is, perhaps, a surprising choice for conductor Kent Nagano, whose championship of new music is legendary.
There are plenty of classic recordings of the “Siegfried-Idyll” and “Metamorphosen” already, but here’s one more – and it also includes a rollicking Schumann with which you can’t go wrong.