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Bruckner: Symphony No 8 / Karajan, Berlin Phil


Release Date: 04/18/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 419196   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anton BrucknerRichard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Karajan's reading has, from the first sustained breath, massive authority...there is no denying the cumulative majesty of the reading, movement by movement and as a whole. Secure in his knowledge of the score, Karajan, more than any other conductor, has the air of a man who knows where he is going. It is a reading of huge control and deep patience, gloriously sounded by the Berlin Philharmonic, which scales the work's twin peaks with great authority. At the peak of the Adagio, Karajan suggests Bruckner has his vision; in the finale he returns to the world to complete his work and build his basilica.

-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [6/1987]
Karajan's reading has, from the first sustained breath, massive authority...there is no denying the cumulative majesty of the reading, movement by movement and as a whole. Secure in his knowledge of the score, Karajan, more than any other conductor, has the air of a man who knows where he is going. It is a reading of huge control and deep patience, gloriously sounded by the Berlin Philharmonic, which scales the work's twin peaks with great authority. At the peak of the Adagio, Karajan suggests Bruckner has his vision; in the finale he returns to the world to complete his work and build his basilica.

-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [6/1987]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 4/1975 
Length: 102 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 2nd version, 1890
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1884 - 1887).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1887 - 1890). 
2. Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

Symphony no 8 (Bruckner): I. Allegro moderato

Customer Reviews

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 Rich, glorious recording of a great symphony January 13, 2014 By Faye P T. (Brier, WA) See All My Reviews "This is an outstanding recording of a magnificent Bruckner symphony. Karajan is such an emotional conductor, but also captures the majesty and grandeur of the work. And the Berlin Philharmonic is probably the greatest symphony orchestra in the world. Their wonderful brass really shine. And the sound is as good as many later recordings. Thank you for your prompt delivery of this beautiful work." Report Abuse
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