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Bruckner - Symphony No 8 (recorded 1954) Live

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  • Audio CD (22 Aug. 2013)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Archipel
  • ASIN: B0001Z24U8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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well, the reviewer above is discussing the 1954 version, but the item for sale is actually the 1949 version... of the 1949 version, it's middling, but the 1954 version... i disagree! i'm giving it five!
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This broadcast of 10.04.1954, in great sound, represents in my view the end of the "First block" of Bruckner recording history. This block started in 1924 with Oskar Fried conducting the Kapelle der Staatsoper Berlin in the 7th to commemorate the composer's 100th anniversary (and this beautiful recording is available to members at the Bruckner Society of America), and this period prolonged itself with Furtwängler's war recordings. But because Furtwängler was in many ways unique and out of this world, it probably makes sense to extend this time period to the recordings made by Furt after the war - which means that the last Furtwängler recordings overlap with the recordings of Andrae and van Beinum and the "second period" of Eugen Jochum.

As far as farewells go (this 8th symphony was the last documented Bruckner symphony conducted by Furt before his death in November 54), this document is pretty dry and lifeless. Three minutes longer than the insane recording made in Vienna ten years earlier, it really does not move at all. The first movement is completely static, unmoveable, and the scherzo is similarly non-commital even if the Wiener Phil are impressive when Furtwagnler let the sound go. The slow movement is unbearably sad but there is no tension and no spine. The same could be said of the Finale. Some proto-psychiatrists will probably say that this recording is in a way a farewell to life, that Furt is more and more leaving his corporeal essence etc...but I will just give my humble opinion: I think he was just having an off day.

I really did enjoy covering this Jochum/Furtwangler 1930s-1940s and early fifties time period, since these two conductors were really dominating the Brucknerian broadcast and recording material at the time.
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