Bruckner - Symphony no.8 (1887 version) | Capriccio C8087

Bruckner - Symphony no.8 (1887 version)


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Label: Capriccio

Cat No: C8087

Barcode: 0845221080871

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd February 2023



Bruckner Orchester Linz


Markus Poschner


Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.8 in C minor (1887 version)


Bruckner Orchester Linz


Markus Poschner


The most comprehensive Bruckner Symphonies cycle, including all 19 available versions.

Was it because conductors were sufficiently satisfied with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony as it stood, or was it down to editorial foot-dragging that the work’s original 1887 version wasn’t published and performed until 1972? It was certainly Hermann Levi’s dissatisfaction or at least bewilderment with the work, so shortly after his very successful Munich performance of the Seventh, that made Bruckner revise the symphony in the first place. It is this elaborate, raw earlier version that Markus Poschner performs here, in the latest edition by Paul Hawkshaw for the New Anton Bruckner Complete Edition. More ornate, brassier and with more economically employed woodwinds, this version doesn’t smooth the edges or round out the corners, providing an interesting insight into an emboldened Bruckner at his unadulterated self.

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