"Giulini's Bruckner sings most eloquently," writes MusicWeb International of this concert, recorded live at Stockholm's Konserthuset in December of 1985.
"The great Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini came relatively late in his life to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner, but he embraced them with a fervor that gave his interpretations an awestruck quality."—Boston Globe
"In 1985 the World Philharmonic Orchestra were a superb ensemble as evidenced by this splendid Bruckner performance, led by Giulini who had recorded the work the previous year with the Vienna Philharmonic.... This DVD of Giulini conducting this remarkable Bruckner symphony is an important video document."—Classical CD Review
"Bruckner's symphonies were still very difficult to find on any audiovisual medium—possibly a testament to their awe-inspiring qualities … even among seasoned conductors."—Notes