Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor - CD

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

(1890 edition, ed. L Nowak)


Oberösterreichisches Jugendsinfonieorchester, Rémy Ballot

Take 130 young musicians, one French star conductor, Anton Bruckner’s most extensive symphony and the uniquely inspiring atmosphere of the Priory Basilica St. Florian: the mystical worlds created by the Upper Austrian Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Remy Ballot on the occasion of the Bruckner Festival in 2014 with the 8th Symphony, led renowned critics to expressions such as “Suddenly, the gates of paradise stood gaping wide open, the eternal transfiguration – promised for afterlife – appeared as though in striking distance.” or “Out of the silence a wonderful visionary chorale on high strings and winds descends as though from heaven: the youth orchestra played it as though they were angels; it was – as the saying goes – ‘a moment to die for.’”

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Gramola - GRAM99054

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Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 0 & 8

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 0 & 8


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 0 in D minor 'Nullte'

Symphony No. 8 in C minor


The Symphony No.8, together with his unfinished Ninth, has been described as the final stage in this life-long process of finding his one true form of artistic expression. It is a symphony, which is said to present nothing fundamentally new, being somewhat a work in which achievements from his earlier endeavours finally comes to fruition. Nowadays this

symphony is being regarded as one of the most important classical orchestral works from the late nineteenth century.

Reissued in combination with the seldom recorded 0th symphony, this makes a very attractive Bruckner set. A vivid recording from the eighties, now finally reissued on Newton Classics.

Newton Classics - 8802143

(CD - 2 discs)

$17.00

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


DG Originals - 4790528

(CD)

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Klaus Tennstedt conducts Bach & Bruckner

Klaus Tennstedt conducts Bach & Bruckner


Bach, J S:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042

Thomas Brandis (violin)

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor


In November 1981 Herbert von Karajan allowed Tennstedt to deputise for him. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony was replaced by the Eighth; this would easily have filled the evening on its own, but the planned opening piece, Bach’s E major Violin Concerto, was kept in the programme. Sybill Mahlke commented in the Tagesspiegel that "the opening with Bach was not without charm; the soloist was the orchestra’s leader, Thomas Brandis, whose gently polished playing formed an eloquent musical voice in complete accord with the orchestral accompaniment." In the opinion of Hans-Jörg von Jena (critic of the Volksblatt) the Bruckner performance was "less solemn, less calm, but more colourful than usual". Tennstedt had achieved a paradoxical combination of ecstasy and relaxation. "He makes his mark with great emotional vivacity in crescendos and build-ups, stresses the accents and sforzati; the Wagnerian element in Bruckner, for instance in the Wotan-subject of the Adagio, is revealed afresh." In the Tagesspiegel, Sybill Mahlke commented that Tennstedt had now firmly taken his place among the international élite of conductors: "his quavering beat, never quite guaranteeing total unity in the strings, evinces a full-bodied expressiveness... In many places there are tonal and rhythmical features in this interpretation which are hardly ever heard – sensational interaction of wind and harpaccompanied strings in the Adagio, elemental stressing of underlying rhythm in the Finale, yet also subtly subdued piano passages."

from the booklet note © Helge Grünewald

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Testament - SBT21447

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


Giulini's haunting interpretations of Bruckner with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra still linger in the memory. On 11 and 12 February 1984 he conducted his Symphony No.8. According to Klaus Geitel (Berliner Morgenpost on 14 February), Giulini's artistry was characterised by his integrity. “Giulini calmly stands back from the work that he conducts. Not for a single moment does he appear to be important, and even less does he appear selfimportant. All his concentration is focused on the colossal work, seemingly enveloping it… The outcome was a rendering of the Eighth Symphony full of grandeur: melodious and delighting in the details, from the plaintive calls of the oboes and clarinets in the first movement to the radiant, thunderous brass of the Finale. “The dark, mysterious aspects of the symphonic complexes recede, particularly in the first movement. All the lyrical passages display a more positive sound than usual, the solemn radiance of the brass symbolising the victory of the celestial powers over the demons. The Scherzo is imbued with elemental rhythmical vehemence, the Trio contrasts with its heartfelt, songlike melody. The overall impression was that the Adagio was interpreted as a psalm, full of passionate, devotional mysticism and renunciation of the world.” Thus Walter Kaempfer's review on 14 February in Der Tagesspiegel, in which he compared Giulini's interpretation to those of Furtwängler, Eugen Jochum and Karajan. “His warm, pulsating rendering, with all details clearly articulated, was supported by the Philharmonic Orchestra playing at full tilt, with melodious string sound and the solemn pomp of the brass instruments.” From the booklet note by Helge Grünewald.

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Testament - SBT21436

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Schuricht conducts Bruckner and Reger in Hamburg

Schuricht conducts Bruckner and Reger in Hamburg


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

(4/10/1954)

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

(23-24/10/1955)

Reger:

An die Hoffnung, Op. 124

(23-24/10/1955)

Christa Ludwig (mezzo)


Music & Arts - MACD1172

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


Bruckner-Orchester Linz, Dennis Russell Davies

“What Dennis Russell Davies and the orchestra present here is not so much Bruckner's first version as his first vision of the work. As such it's remarkably compelling and moving… every Brucknerian should hear this - revealing is definitely the word.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2005 *****

Arte Nova Russell Davies Bruckner Series - 82876628562

(CD - 2 discs)

$10.50

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


“Recorded the year before he died, this might stand as a spiritual testament to Karajan's relationship with this work.” James Jolly, Gramophone Magazine

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DG Rosette Collection - 4761654

(Presto CD - 2 discs)

$21.25

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

(Ed. Haas)


DG - E4596782

(CD)

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


As with his Seventh symphony, Bruckner began his Eighth without a commission and without any specific promise that it would be performed. Nowadays, it's one of his most often performed symphonies. It also happens to be his longest symphony - one, with its sheer breath of scope, asks for the listener to adjust his or her internal clock. And this performance is nothing short of epic. Recorded in the legendary 'Decca' venue of the Sofiensaal, the producer/engineer team were the equally legendary John Culshaw and John Parry.

“Splendidly recorded in the Sofiensaal in 1966 ... the Vienna Philharmonic responds to [Solti's] direction with great fervour and incisiveness” Penguin Guide

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4429235

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