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BBC Music Magazine gets it completely wrong
In the April issue of BBC Music Magazine, reviewer Michael Tanner takes a crack at Christian Thielemann's new video (DVD & Blu-Ray) of Bruckner's Symphony No. 4. He doesn't like looking at Thielemann's face in the video because he is expressionless. OK, he is entitled to that. But then he mentions that Thielemann uses the 1874 version which Tanner does not like and then he spends a little time explaining why he doesn't like it. OK, that's his opinion - EXCEPT that Thielemann performs the standard 1878-80 version!
So just what is he watching?? It's hard to confuse recordings when you can see the conductor and the difference between the 1874 and the 1878/80 version of the Bruckner 4th is the "Hunting Scherzo," something that is easy to identify.
So just what was Michael Tanner listening to? And should he really be reviewing Bruckner??
Now, BBC Music Magazine is a very good operation, but this time they really messed up.