Symphony No. 5
Abbado's approach to the music of Bruckner is soft and songlike, at times tense and urgent, but constantly filled with warmth of feeling" - not only the Neue Zurcher Zeitung is full of praise when Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra play Bruckner. Their interpretation of his awe-inspiring Fifth Symphony reflects the composer's burgeoning powers and exquisite compositional artistry. As the Guardian poetically states: "The composer himself, one suspects, might have leapt to embrace Abbado as an ideal interpreter.