Dennis Russell Davies

Dennis Russell Davies


Davies, who has a complete cycle of Bruckner’s symphonies on disc with the Bruckner Orchester Linz, did the composer’s hour-long Sixth Symphony proud with the CSO. Transitions (or lack thereof, with Bruckner’s often block-like structures) were impeccably clean and precise, and he drew a lustrous sound from the strings. The orchestral blend was organ-like in big moments, and he gave the Scherzo an exhilarating cosmic spin. In the finale, which began softly and mysteriously as if in medias res (“in the middle of things”), the brass’ opening statement led the way for a glorious summation, bringing the audience to its feet. —Cincinnati Inquirer, Janelle Gelfand, March 31, 2012


General Music Director, Linz Opera
Music Director, Bruckner Orchestra
Music Director, Basel Symphony Orchestra

A masterful and innovative force in classical music, Dennis Russell Davies is considered among today’s most inventive conductors at the forefront of the orchestral, chamber and operatic worlds. A modern, articulate and versatile artist revered for his command of both traditional and contemporary music, Mr. Davies is also recognized as an accomplished pianist and as an acclaimed collaborator, sought out by orchestras, composers and artists alike for his interpretive skills.

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