Bruckner - Symphony no.8 (1887 version) | Accentus PHR0105

Bruckner - Symphony no.8 (1887 version)

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Label: Accentus

Cat No: PHR0105

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th April 2016

Contents

Artists

Philharmonia Zurich

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

Works

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.8 in C minor (1887 version)

Artists

Philharmonia Zurich

Conductor

Fabio Luisi

About

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.

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