Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor - CD

This page lists all recordings of Symphony No. 8 in C minor, by Anton Bruckner (1824-96) on CD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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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.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Newton Classics - 8802143

(CD - 2 discs)

$18.25

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8


 

Trauermusik Dem Andenken Anton Bruckner

Otto Kitzler Sr. (1834-1915) and Jr. (1863-?). Re-orchestrated by Gerd Schaller. World Première Recording

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

1888 Version (Edition William Carragan)


Philharmonie Festiva, Gerd Schaller

The Philharmonie Festiva and Gerd Schaller here perform Bruckners’ final complete symphony and funeral music in memory of Bruckner, written by Otto Kitzler Sr. and Jr.

“what you hear is in effect a dramatic working prototype...Once heard, not easily forgotten; and Schaller's well-played performance is extremely convincing.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2013

“Gerd Schaller conducts an altogether rewarding performance. Tempi always feel absolutely appropriate, with contrasts powerfully drawn and phrasing and dynamics sensitively handled.” MusicWeb International, 28th August 2013

Profil Medien - PH13027

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Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Beethoven & Bruckner

Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Beethoven & Bruckner


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor


Digitally remastered in 2012, these great works are captured beautifully from the 1961 live performances with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch. A double CD, this release captures early 1960s performances of artists at the top of their game.

Recorded live in Vienna in 1961

Istituto Discografico Italiano - IDIS6652

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


DG Originals - 4790528

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Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor


Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Stereo

EMI Signature SACD Collection - 9559842

(SACD - 2 discs)

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

1890 version


Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski

This is the second version of this symphony. Bruckner took just over three years to complete this work and had never spent so long on a single work. His seventh symphony had been a huge success and he set to work with great intensity. The orchestra’s previous release of Bruckner Symphony No.5 was well received “This Orchestra has seldom sounded as good since its glory days…” Phil Muse

“Janowski's conducting of the opening movement is impressive...steering a flexible course commandingly to a thrilling climax that finds the Suisse Romande Orchestra powerful but not coarse...At the close Janowski is rare among conductors in allowing the ticking clock to 'stop dead' (in other words there isn't even a hint of a ritardando) and this is exactly as it should be.” International Record Review, March 2011

“As an interpreter of Bruckner, Marek Janowski steers a straight centre course...and this Eighth is a good example of how well that approach can work...I don't think I've ever heard the finale bound in a more perfectly judged tempo, accelerating almost imperceptibly for the opening bars, then steadying so that brass make their full effect...I can't imagine anyone who isn't especially concerned with strongly personalised interpretation being disappointed.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2011

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Pentatone - Marek Janowski Bruckner Symphonies - PTC5186371

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Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 31

Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 31


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

in its "third version" in the Robert Haas edition of 1939


Live Recording Semperoper Dresden September 2009.

"In this work Thielemann opened many a door and window, showing the astonished audience what beautiful things lie behind them that are beyond verbal description ... Perhaps the discovery and wonderful musical realization of these beauties is the real surprise in this great concert." (Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten)

"It was that single minute that decided everything. When the last notes of Bruckner's Eighth had died away at the end of Christian Thielemann's magnificent guest performance as conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle, a silence that enfolded hundreds lasted an endless minute before the applause broke out like a thunderstorm. In precisely that minute of silence for the beauty of music in the Semperoper on September 13, Thielemann probably made his decision to come to Dresden as principal conductor". (Die Zeit)

“Thielemann favours a monumental approach to Bruckner...The sublime slow movement is quite glorious...Any lover of this great work will want to add this issue to their collection.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2010 ****

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Profil Medien Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - PH10031

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Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 24

Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - Volume 24


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Mozart:

Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504 'Prague'


For the next installment of Profil’s Staatskapelle Dresden Edition, they present Bernard Haitink conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden for Bruckner’s Eight Symphony and Mozart’s Prague Symphony. Symphony No. 8 is one of Bruckner’s most memorable scores and regarded as the quintessence of his accomplishments in the form.

Haitink was Chief Conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden from 2002 to 2004 and has also proven himself to be an outstanding Bruckner-interpreter. For this recording the maestro shows a perfect Symphony No. 8.

“The Bruckner Eighth… a valuable addition to the Haitink discography. …this is both vital and grand. The Dresden playing is superb, mellow and golden-toned, caught in an acoustic that has warmth and elasticity. The Mozart receives a well bred performance, stylish and free-flowing.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2009

Profil Medien Edition Staatskapelle Dresden - PH07057

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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)

$12.00

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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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$11.25

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