C1945. OSWALD KABASTA Cond. München Phil.: Symphony #7 in E (Bruckner). (Austria) Preiser 90308, recorded 1942, Electrola Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 717281903080
“Beethoven and Bruckner were Kabasta's meat and potatoes….his Bruckner breathes. Whatever he conducted, Kabasta seemed concerned with driving the music forward – but not inexorably – and with obtaining the greatest clarity of textures. The weight came from accents and the interpretation's fire, not from thick orchestral playing or slow tempos….A handful of Kabasta's Electrola studio recordings are available on the Preiser CD label.”
- Raymond Tuttle, Classical.Net
"Each of the standard classics here is played with the following desirable characteristics: an overall command of the architecture of each piece, a sure sense of how to control a long musical line, a fine sense of balance, tempos that are brisk but never rushed nor distorted, and that sort of dramatic intensity we associate with conductors otherwise as different as the legendary Furtwängler or Toscanini....I am very pleased to have these further demonstrations of Kabasta's gifts as a conductor. Music & Arts seems to have found tapes in a remarkably good state of preservation."
- Robert McColley, FANFARE, Sept. / Oct., 1997