Bruno Walter Conducts Bruckner Symphony no.8 (APE)
Bruno Walter Conducts Bruckner Symphony no.8 (APE)

Composer: Anton Bruckner
Orchestra: Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Music & Arts Program
Size: 155 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Allegro Moderato
02. Scherzo, Allegro Moderato
03. Adagio, Feierlich Langsam, Doch Nicht Schleppend
04. Feierlich, Nicht Schnell
05. Applause

Historic and Musical Bruckner

This CD has both historic and musical value. The sound is remarkably good for the 1940’s. I grew up with Bruno Walter’s Bruckher 4th and 9th and Te Deum. Since the 8th occupies a special place in my heart, not to mention my pantheon, I always wondered how Bruno Walter might have approached it. Occasionally, dreams come true. For me, the measure of an interpretation is not whether it somehow surpasses all others, but whether I can emotionally learn from it, whether my emotional life is deeper and richer because of it. Bruno Walter’s 8th is such a performance.

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