Bruckner - Symphonies 2 & 8; Wagner - Meistersinger Prelude | Deutsche Grammophon 4839834

Bruckner - Symphonies 2 & 8; Wagner - Meistersinger Prelude


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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4839834

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th February 2021



Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Andris Nelsons


Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.2 in C minor
Symphony no.8 in C minor

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1


Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Andris Nelsons


Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their award-winning Bruckner cycle. This time the Symphonies are coupled with Wagner’s Meistersinger Prelude. The Orchestra and the Latvian Maestro recently announced the extension of their acclaimed partnership until 2027.

In 2019 The Times (UK) raved about Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester’s visit to the BBC Proms, “He [Bruckner] really does have to be played very, very well if the spaces that suddenly open up around the notes are not to seem a slackening of tension. It was one of the outstanding features of Nelsons’s reading – among the best Bruckner interpretations I’ve heard – that they never did. Every standstill was pregnant with consequence; and, while one could relish the beauty of sound [...] one felt the pacing hidden in the background. Detail was luxurious, but architecture paramount, and Nelsons’s unshowy approach profoundly impressive. One could almost believe one had come across that impossible thing: the ego-less conductor. No exhibitionism here. He revealed Bruckner, with a relentless vision that takes us into the strangest places, as greater than ever.”

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