Be warned: this is not typical Bruckner. The tempi are quicker, the textures leaner (odd things to associate with Klemperer, but true). Klemperer's version of Bruckner's 4th Symphony in this recording is clear-eyed, dramatic and propulsive. Like other recordings Klemperer made for Vox in the early 1950's, it captures more of the qualities that we heard in his live performances later in his life. And, like the other Klemperer/Vienna Symphony recordings, it suffers from the Vienna Symphony's thin and coarse playing. They try hard, but in the end the performance suffers from their inadequacy. Vox complicates matters with detailed but harsh sound. You can find the same basic interpretation in Klemperer's later, better-played and recorded live performance with the Bavarian Radio Symphony. That live recording matches this one in tempi, phrasing and basic interpretive stance. It's a 5-star performance. This should be 4-5 stars for the interpretation; it's 0-1 star for the playing and recording.