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Recorded by BBC Radio 3 live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 29 October 1981
Total playing time: 73:51
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Released April 2008

CD: Bruckner – Symphony No. 8

LPO conducted by Klaus Tennstedt

Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 Nowak edition)

Klaus Tennstedt conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Nolan leader

Bruckner's majestic Symphony No. 8 overflows with lavish themes and rich sonorities, representing the composer at his grandest, whilst the Symphony's occasional title of 'Apocalyptic' alludes to an underlying tone of solemnity. In this live BBC recording dating back to 1981, we hear the Nowak edition of the work in a triumphant interpretation by Klaus Tennstedt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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‘The whole thing sounds spontaneous and pulsatingly alive ... the finale is exceptionally convincing.’
The Times, 7 April 2008

'Eschewing the slow, steady pulse of Bruckner tradition, [Tennstedt] bathes the music in neurotic fervour, turning the first and second movements into an ecstatic trajectory and investing the slow movement with a rare intensity, at once nervous and luminous. He then crowns the performance with an ardent, opulent, incandescent finale.'
The Financial Times, 3 May 2008

'Bruckner's majestic Symphony No. 8 overflows with lavish themes and rich sonorities. The composer’s last complete symphony, it represents him at his grandest. In this live BBC recording dating back to 1981, we hear the Nowak edition of the work in a triumphant interpretation by Klaus Tennstedt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Expansive and throbbing with strength, this is a worthy addition to the discography.'
Gavin Engelbrecht, Northern Echo, 30 October 2008

'Tennstedt's performance of Bruckner's mighty Eighth Symphony is high on adrenalin from the very first minute and remains so for the next 73. There were times during the performance when, had the laws of physics permitted it, the speakers would have glowed white.'
Gramophone Choice, December 2013

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