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This review is from: Anton Bruckner: Symphonie No. 8 (MP3 Download)
I originally bought the Karajan recording of this work, and was disappointed with the slow pace of the third movement. Wand however is beautifully paced throughout, and combines this with stunning colours drawn from the orchestra. He makes Bruckner's grand architecture beautifully clear with deceptive ease, making it approachable for the first-time listener, as well as highlighting details which make it pleasurable to one returning to it again and again.
I am delighted with every aspect of this recording-the finale in particular is breathtaking. It is well worth buying to add to an existing collection and particularly if is a first of this apocalyptic work.
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Initial post: 13 Oct 2012 15:50:52 BDT
Nathaniel "Nate" Berkley says:
I am writing to you since I would like to know, what is the best version of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony conducted by Furtwängler?
The versions are: 17th Oct. 1944 (Vienna), 14th Mar. 1949 (Berlin), 15th Mar. 1949 (Berlin) and 10th Apr. 1954 (Vienna).
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