Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 / Poschner, Bruckner Orchester Linz

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Was it a sign of conductors’ general satisfaction with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony or editorial foot-dragging, that the work’s original 1887 version wasn’t published and performed...

Was it a sign of conductors’ general satisfaction with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony or editorial foot-dragging, that the work’s original 1887 version wasn’t published and performed until 1972? It certainly was Hermann Levi’s dissatisfaction or at least discombobulation with it, so shortly after his very successful Munich performance of the Seventh, that made Bruckner revise the work 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 smoothen edges and doesn’t round corners: An interesting insight into emboldened Bruckner at his unadulterated self.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 03, 2023


  • UPC: 845221080871


  • Catalog Number: C8087


  • Label: Capriccio


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: "Romantic"


  • Composer: Anton Bruckner


  • Conductor: Markus Poschner


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bruckner Orchester Linz


  • Performer: Bruckner Orchester Linz



Works:


  1. Symphony No.8

    Composer: Anton Bruckner

    Ensemble: Bruckner Orchester Linz

    Conductor: Markus Poschner