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ANTON BRUCKNER - SYMPHONY NO. 8

Anton Bruckner

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Anton Bruckner
ANTON BRUCKNER - SYMPHONY NO. 8
Severance Hall, Cleveland, 2010


Orchestra, Chorus: The Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
DVD Specials: Pre-concert talk with Dee Perry and Franz Welser-Möst (17 mins)

With its majestic themes soaring upwards like gothic pillars and its brilliant chorales and fanfares glowing like stained – glass windows, Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is the most monumental of his orchestral works, a cathedral in sound that grows out of pianissimo murmurs. Coming after the triumphs celebrated by the composer’s Seventh Symphony and Te Deum, the Eight was considered by Bruckner as the artistic climax of his career. Cleveland‘s Severance Hall is the venue for this performance. This hall, an eclectic yet elegant mix of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Classicism, Egyptian Revival and Modernism was inaugurated in 1931 and is still hailed today as one of the world‘s most beautiful concert halls. The Cleveland Orchestra, founded in 1918, began its ascent to the upper ranks of the world‘s ensembles after it moved to Severance Hall in 1931.

Press Reviews

"Eben erschien ein DVD-Mitschnitt der Achten mit dem Cleveland Orchestra unter Franz Welser-Möst, erstmals in Bild und Ton ist damit eine exzellente Aufführung der Urfassung greifbar." Wilhelm Sinkovicz, Die Presse, 02.07.2011

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Konzert

Running Time: 95

Picture Format: 16:9

Disc Format: NTSC

Sound Format: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1

Number of Discs: 1

Region: 0

Languages: GB

Catalogue No.:

101581

UPC: 807280158199

also available: Blu-ray: 108069