Following on from Symphonies 2, 3 and 4 the cycle continues with the large-format Eighth. Critically acclaimed conductor Simone Young recently gained notoriety from appearing on the BBC’s ‘Maestro’ series.
“Firstly, it is absolutely fascinating to compare and contrast Bruckner’s first and second thoughts on this great score. He was right to revise it but not all the changes were gains, as this recording makes clear and Simone Young here makes the best possible case for the first version. Secondly, irrespective of what edition is being played, this recording preserves, I believe, what is simply a great Bruckner performance.”
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