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Anton Bruckner

Jaap van Zweden / Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 8

  • Type SACD hybrid
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917254921
  • Catalog number CC 72549
  • Release date 03 August 2012
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About the album

Jaap van Zweden is currently releasing the cycle of Bruckner symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic for Octavia and Challenge Records International, with symphonies 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9 already released to great critical acclaim. This is the 8th Symphony!

"Van Zweden and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic gave Bruckner’s opening movement an aura of mystery, as the two main themes declared themselves before modulating to remote realms. Tightly constructed in a classical manner, the movement gradually moved from darkness to light, while the Scherzo which followed wove a thickening web. If the Adagio attained a beyond-the-grave monumentality through its intricate string textures and chorale-like sub-theme, the oft-repeated descending scale in the finale became a kaleidoscope of textures and colours. Bruckner’s brass is just as busy as Mahler’s, but its moments of cloying Mahlerian fruitiness are short-lived: in Bruckner’s rinsed-clean sound-world, craftsmanship overrides sensuality, as this excellent band showed." - 5 stars, Michael Church, The Independent

 

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Comments

Challenge Records International

September 18th 2012 10:38
Dear Jose,
Thanks for your nice message on the Challenge website!. Unfortunately the recording is not available op LP! We hope that the CD version also is to your liking. Kind regards, Challenge Records International

José Sogorb

September 16th 2012 17:12
Dear Challenge Records,
My name is José Sogorb and I'm honoured to have played in this brilliant version of Bruckner 8th Symphony.
My question is that I'd like to know in I could get it on Lp. You can also send a private message.
All the best and thanks in avance.

José Sogorb

José Sogorb

September 16th 2012 17:11
Dear Challenge Records,
My name is José Sogorb and I'm honoured to have played in this brilliant version of Bruckner 8th Symphony.
My question is that I'd like to know in I could get it on Lp. You can also send a private message.
All the best and thanks in avance.

José Sogorb

Challenge Records Int.

August 15th 2012 14:59
Hi H. Roggeveen,

I will contact you via email. Hope we can fix this!

Best,
Challenge Records Int.

hroggeveen@home.nl

August 15th 2012 14:45
I bought de CD and download it via I-Tunes, but something went wrong. The adagio-part is missing a great deal. Can you please help me to repair this. The challenge code is Challenge CC 72549.

HL Lau

July 6th 2012 05:44
May I ask when will van Zweden's Bruckner 8 be released? Thanks.

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