Riccardo Chailly grants us a “revisionist” Brahms that departs from his 2005 cycle and reverts to the Classic detail and architecture of his model, Felix Weingartner.
WEINGARTNER: Symphony No. 7 – Maya Boog, sop./Franziska Gottwald, alto/ Rolf Romei, tenor/ Christopher Bolduc, baritone/ Babette Mondry, organ/ Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno/ Basel Sym. Orch./ Marko Letonja – CPO
No Mahler, but no slouch either, moments of Weingartner give great pleasure. It’s the inconsistency that mars a lot of his music.