Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8 - Wagner: Meistersinger (Prelude)
Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their award-winning Bruckner cycle - this time the Symphonies are coupled with Wagner's Meistersinger Prelude.
In this new account of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony, Andris Nelsons and his Leipzig players provide a masterclass in the creation of a sound world that perfectly serves their larger purpose. It’s a palette, what’s more, that’s been created from within the ensemble, not imposed from without…This, then, is a performance whose orchestral playing alone would guarantee it a place in the pantheon.
Catalog Number: B003331702
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Composer: Anton Bruckner, Richard Wagner
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra