Mehta Conducts Bruckner's Eighth Symphony
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Former music director Zubin Mehta returns to lead the New York Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.
After numerous revisions – with several other hands in the process – Bruckner debuted what would be his largest symphony in 1892 in Vienna to much success. The beauty of this symphony is its scale and magnificent unfolding, such as the climax towards the end of the first movement showcasing the brasses and ending with soft timpani rolls, writes James M. Keller, program annotator for the NY Phil.
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8.