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: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Haas edition


“The WDR orchestra deliver a richly detailed, burnished sound and splendidly characterised solos, particularly from the woodwinds.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2017

“An overwhelmingly strong and committed performance.” MusicWeb International, 13th December 2016

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Profil Medien - PH16061

(CD)

$14.75

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


“[Böhm] and his Berlin players are incandescent…nothing is exaggerated and every moment seems to emerge organically from what came before…a fascinating treat” Classical Music, August 2016 *****

“[this concert], performed when Böhm was 75, is faster-paced throughout and operates at a much higher level of tension, even if the conductor’s unvarying tempi give the performance an uncompromising feel at times. Nevertheless, the Adagio is compellingly shaped and concludes with a deeply felt account of the coda” Gramophone Magazine, July 2016

Testament - SBT1512

(CD)

$12.75

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


DG Originals - 4790528

(CD)

$9.25

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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)

$8.50

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor


Presto Greatest Recordings

1980s

Presto CD

DG - 4151242

(Presto CD - 2 discs)

$21.50

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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)

$8.50

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Original Version, 1887


Music Director Fabio Luisi of the Philharmonia Zürich calls Anton Bruckner a “builder with musical means” and compares his monumental eighth symphony with a “huge cathedral”. The finished original version of the symphony in 1887 was not understood in its boldness by Bruckner’s contemporaries, therefore the criticism of his friends determined him to revise the piece. However, Fabio Luisi is persuaded by the perfection of the original version which

he recorded in the studio with the Philharmonia Zürich and thinks that the musical forces of this symphony are especially expressed in this version. In the opera orchestra Philharmonia Zürich, Luisi sees an ideal ensemble for Bruckner’s symphonies: only an opera orchestra has the required sufficient experiences with Richard Wagner’s compositions of which Bruckner’s world of sounds is strongly influenced by.

“Luisi’s interpretation is marked by scrupulous observance of dynamics, a finely balanced orchestral palate and rock-steady tempi…idiomatic and cultivated playing. With clear and spacious sound, the result is at least as fine as any other recording of the 1887 score currently available” Gramophone Magazine, November 2016

Accentus Music - philharmonia • rec - PHR0105

(CD - 2 discs)

$22.75

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Nicolai, C O:

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor overture

Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Weber:

Der Freischütz Overture


One of the most renowned classical music conductors of the twentieth century, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), born in Austria, was in charge of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years. A dominant figure in European classical music from the mid-1950s until his death, Karajan recorded prolifically and was the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records. This release presents Karajan’s 1957 recording of Anton Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No.8 (originally issued on a 2-LP set). As a bonus, we have added several German overtures recorded by Karajan a few years later.

Minuet - 428413

(CD - 2 discs)

$9.75

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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.’”

Super Audio CD

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Hybrid Multi-channel

Gramola - GRAM99054

(SACD - 2 discs)

$18.25

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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


Vox - CDX25504

(CD - 2 discs)

$10.75

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