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.

Newton Classics - 8802143

(CD - 2 discs)

$16.25

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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

(CD - 2 discs)

$22.00

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


DG Originals - 4790528

(CD)

$11.00

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


Jaap van Zweden, whose international reputation has burgeoned in recent years, has conducted numerous recordings including the complete Beethoven and Brahms symphonies. He is now midway through recording all the Bruckner symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra for Exton and Challenge Classics, with Symphonies Nos. 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9 already issued to great critical acclaim. This latest release features the massive Eighth Symphony which was the last that the composer completed.

Amsterdam-born Jaap van Zweden has risen rapidly in little more than a decade to become one of today’s most sought-after conductors. He has been Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and is also Honorary Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Radio Chamber Philharmonic (having been Chief Conductor from 2005-2011). In January 2012 he was announced as Music Director Designate of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, where he will take up the post of Music Director in September 2012, for an initial contract of four years. Appointed at 19 as the youngest concertmaster ever of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, he began his conducting career in 1995 and held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (1996-2000), Chief Conductor of The Hague Philharmonic (2000-2005), and Chief Conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra (2008-2011).

His recent releases for Challenge Classics have included a superb live recording with the Netherlands RPO of Britten’s War Requiem (CC72388), and a concert recording of Wagner’s Parsifal (CC72519) which has just won the Edison Award.

Super Audio CD

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Hybrid Multi-channel

Challenge Classics Jaap van Zweden Complete Bruckner Symphonies - CC72549

(SACD - 2 discs)

$25.75

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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)

$21.50

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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

(CD)

$10.00

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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.’”

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Super Audio CD

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Gramola - GRAM99054

(SACD - 2 discs)

$21.75

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Jascha Horenstein Conducts

Jascha Horenstein Conducts


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra

Liszt:

A Faust Symphony, S108

Ferdinand Koch (tenor)

South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Male Chorus, South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra

Wagner:

Faust Overture, WWV59

South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra


Released or re-released in last 6 months

Vox - CDX25504

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.75

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Mario Venzago

This is the final volume in the series of Bruckner’s symphonies conducted by the magnificent Mario Venzago.

“Venzago's performance feels organic in that tempo choices and phrasings are fluent and spontaneous. There is a convincing balance between action and repose...[in the slow movement] Venzago points up the harmony in such a way as to seemingly unlock it for the first time. The Konzerthaus Orchestra play most beautifully, inward and impassioned by turns” Gramophone Magazine, October 2014

Released or re-released in last 6 months

CPO Mario Venzago Bruckner Symphonies - 7776912

(CD)

$15.25

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