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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 8 in C minor, WAB 108

Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
New York City

Apocalypse not yet: Jaap van Zweden and the NY Phil combine new work with Bruckner 8

By , 28 September 2018
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Markus Poschner © Christian Herzenberger
Birmingham

Celebrating Linz's favourite son: a majestic Eighth from the Bruckner Orchester Linz in Birmingham

By , 06 May 2018
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Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
Edinburgh

Oundjian’s magisterial Bruckner in Edinburgh

By , 23 February 2018
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Kirill Karabits © Sasha Gusov
Basingstoke

Transcendent Bruckner from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Basingstoke

By , 01 December 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Seguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

Mighty Bruckner 8 from Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 11 November 2017
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Lawrence Renes © Mats Bäcker
London

The LPO and Lawrence Renes scale the heights in Bruckner 8

By , 04 November 2017
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

Grand designs: Rattle conducts Bruckner 8 at the Philharmonie

By , 05 May 2017
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Bernard Haitink and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Priska Ketterer
Lucerne

Bruckner Supreme: Haitink and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

By , 20 August 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © London Symphony Orchestra 2012
London

Moments of Bruckner greatness from Rattle and the LSO

By , 14 April 2016
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© Juliette Hurel
Rotterdam

Mantovani's Love Songs illuminate Nezet-Seguin's Bruckner's Eight

By , 26 February 2016
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
London

Navigating a way out the labyrinth: Andris Nelsons in Zimmermann and Bruckner

By , 06 December 2015
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Magdalena Kožená © Mathias Bothor | DG
Sydney

Australians around the world unite with Simon Rattle at the helm

By , 31 July 2015
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Leif Segerstam © Jan Segerstam Yuasa
London

Bruckner: BBCSO and Leif Segerstam give us the long and short of it

By , 28 February 2015
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Bernard Haitink © Clive Barda
London

Masterful Bruckner from Haitink and the LSO

By , 23 October 2014
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Yefim Bronfman © Dario Acosta
New York City

Bartók and Bruckner provide two different soundscapes for NY Phil

By , 23 October 2014
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St Florian Monastery, Upper Austria
Linz

Upper Austrian Youth belie their age in intense Bruckner 8

By , 22 August 2014
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Fabio Luisi © Barbara Luisi | BALU photography
London

Luisi, de la Salle and the LSO resplendent Mozart and Bruckner

By , 19 June 2014
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © WDR Thomas Kost
London

Saraste's rhapsodic Bruckner stumbles at the final hurdle

By , 09 April 2014
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
Vienna

Van Zweden steps in for a strong debut with the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 06 April 2014
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Sascha Goetzel © Harald Hoffmann
Istanbul

Four Bs in Istanbul: BIPO, Benedetti, Brahms & Bruckner

By , 13 March 2014
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Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 74: Magisterial Bruckner from Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 06 September 2013
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Christian Thielemann conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden  ©  Matthias Creutziger
New York City

An unconvincing Bruckner 8 from Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 19 April 2013
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London

West London Sinfonia's refreshing take on Bruckner 8

By , 23 March 2013
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Martin Helmchen  ©  Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Helmchen is life-affirming in late Mozart; Dohnányi's Bruckner rather refined

By , 18 October 2012
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Donald Runnicles  ©  Opus 3 Artists
London

Prom 27: Revealing Bruckner from Runnicles and the BBC SSO

By , 03 August 2012
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Gerd Schaller and the Philharmonie Festiva perform Bruckner's Eighth Symphony in Ebrach Abbey  ©  Mile Cindric
Ebrach

Bruckner's Eighth as a work-in-progress from Philharmonie Festiva

By , 29 July 2012
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Sergiu Celibidache giving a conducting lesson at The Curtis Institute in 1984 to David Bernard
Munich

The Munich Philharmonic celebrate the 100th Birthday of Sergiu Celibidache

By , 04 July 2012
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Bernard Haitink  ©  Clive Barda
London

Haitink and the outstanding RCM Orchestra play Bruckner 8

By , 26 June 2012
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Barenboim with the Staatskapelle Berlin  ©  Monika Rittershaus
London

Barenboim's Bruckner 8 at the Southbank falls short of its promise

By , 17 April 2012
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Oxford

Hertford Bruckner Orchestra rise to the challenge of Bruckner's Eighth

By , 03 March 2012
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Brighton Philharmonic,  ©  David Gerrard
Brighton

Blazing Bruckner in Brighton

By , 27 November 2011
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©  Fulham Symphony Orchestra
London

Powerful performances of Campkin and Bruckner by Fulham's finest

By , 26 November 2011
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©  Hans van der Woerd
London

An Immense Journey - from C major to C major

By , 30 August 2011
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London

What a night for the horns!

By , 21 June 2011
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Philippe Jordan © Philippe Gontier / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

La lumière de Bruckner : Jordan sort l’Opéra de Paris de la fosse

By , 19 October 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
Munich

Bruckners erhabene Achte mit den Münchner Philharmonikern und Valery Gergiev

By , 21 September 2018
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David Zinman © Priska Ketterer
Amsterdam

„Süss und grausig wie ein Wald": Bruckners Achte Symphonie mit zeitgenössischem Orgelvorspiel

By , 12 May 2018
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Leon Fleisher © Joanne Savio
Montreal

Le grand retour du printemps avec Leon Fleisher et l’Orchestre symphonique de Toronto

By , 06 May 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Zürich

Ein nüchterner Blick auf Bruckners Achte: Franz Welser-Möst in Zürich

By , 15 November 2017
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Barenboïm saluant le public à l'issue du concert © Julien Hanck
Paris

Barenboim termine son cycle Bruckner à la Philharmonie

By , 09 September 2017
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El director Leif Segerstam © PGM
La Coruña

Segerstam dirige una expansiva Octava de Bruckner al frente de la OSG

By , 21 October 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
Paris

Une huitième de Bruckner saisissante par le LSO et Sir Simon Rattle

By , 12 April 2016
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Felix Boede
Paris

Jukka-Pekka Saraste et Bruckner : un mariage heureux.

By , 01 April 2016
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