Symphony No. 8
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George Tintner's program notes forthrightly touch upon both the strengths and gaucheries of Bruckner's seldom heard 1887 first version of the Eighth Symphony and the composer's early "Symphony No. 0." Tintner proves just as clear-headed and loving a Brucknerian from the vantagepoint of the podium. He takes the composer's tempo relationships on faith, letting the music run its natural course while never letting the momentum sag one drop. The orchestra breathes as well as sings together, although the splendid brass section tends to overpower the winds during loud tuttis. Still and all, anyone who cares about Bruckner should not pass up this illuminating release. --Jed Distler
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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PERFORMANCES: 9 out of 10.
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... Read more
The first thing to say about Georg Tintner is that he is perhaps the greatest Bruckner conductor who ever lived. Read morePublished on June 8 2000 by Rick Williams
It's A Perfect Interpretation By Georg Tintner but the Version of this symphony is different from any other version , I mean completely Different! Read morePublished on April 6 2000
I recommend this set to anyone who has puzzled over the darkening sky in Bruckner's last two symphonies. Read morePublished on March 30 2000 by Kenneth Duckworth
There are two ways to do Bruckner: fast or slow. It doesn't matter which way you do it, it'll work, as long as you're consistent and respect Bruckner's proportions. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 1999