Svetlanov: Bruckner - Symphony no.8 (2 CD, FLAC)
Svetlanov: Bruckner - Symphony no.8 (2 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Anton Bruckner
Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Evgeny Svetlanov
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Warner Classics
Size: 440 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Allegro moderato
02. Scherzo. Allegro moderato – Trio. Langsam
03. Adagio. Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend

CD 02
01. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell

Immensely powerful & unique performance

Svetlanov gives very unique and immensely powerful account of Bruckner’s greatest symphony with lots of emphasis on brass and percussion. He puts more emphasis on emotional aspect of the music rather than the spiritual. You hear echos of Tchaikovsky and Scriabin in this performance. You may not agree with Svetlanov’s interpretation, but this is a compelling account well worth listening. Beautifully recorded in 1981, stereo.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks, I love Bruckner and an keen to hear what Svetlanov makes of this superb symphony.

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