- Composer: Bruckner
- Audio CD (Oct 1 1998)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Ncl
- ASIN: B000009OMA
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,854 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Symphony No. 8 In C Minor: Allegro moderato|
|2. Symphony No. 8 In C Minor: Scherzo : Allegro moderato - Trio : Allegro moderato|
|3. Symphony No. 8 In C Minor: Adagio : Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend|
|1. Symphony No. 8 In C Minor: Finale : Feierlich, Nicht Schnell|
|2. Symphony No. 0 In D Minor 'Die Nullte': Allegro|
|3. Symphony No. 0 In D Minor 'Die Nullte': Andante|
|4. Symphony No. 0 In D Minor 'Die Nullte': Scherzo : Presto - Trio : Langsamer und ruhiger|
|5. Symphony No. 0 In D Minor 'Die Nullte': Finale : Moderato|
This symphony is fascinating mainly because the market only practically has original Haas 1890 version and Nowak recordings in the market and only Inbal, as I understand, recorded this 1887 version. What struck me was this symphony's difference from Haas version is like stepping into an alternate universe. It doesn't sound independent from Haas version, yet there is many intriguing differences.
I personally love the first and second movement. The first movement is much more spiritual and mysterious compared to Haas version, whereas the latter sounds rushed when you hear both versions of the same movement. The second movement has much more vigour whereas the Haas version is more simplified and rather, dignified compared to a much more brash 1887 version. My only complaint is the 1887 version of Adagio, with painful counterpoints and very, very sappy climax. No fault of Tintner for that is why the Adagio is the only redeeming feature of 1890 Haas Version.
Georg Tintner maybe the sole sparkling gem of Naxos' compared to a huge array of maestros on other labels like Deutche Gramophon or EMI. Listeners don't simply buy his Bruckner because simply the recording is much more affordable. The Ireland Symphony is on a class on it's own with Tintner leading "Die Nullte" symphony, i considered the best symphony of Bruckner after Symphony no 4 and 8. I think it's one of the CDs that all lovers of symphonic music should own.
RECORDINGS: 9 out of 10.
THE 1887 VERSION OF THE 8th SYMPHONY:
There are 2 authentic versions of the 8th -one from 1887 and one from 1890. Read more