Staatskapelle Dresden Performs Bruckner's Eighth

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Dresden Staatskapelle plays Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 at Carnegie Hall Dresden Staatskapelle plays Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 at Carnegie Hall (Melanie Buford/NPR)

The Staatskapelle Dresden closed the 2012-13 Carnegie Hall Live series on an epic note, with Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 conducted by Christian Thielemann.

The Berlin-born Thielemann became the Staatskapelle's chief conductor this season, though his connection to the orchestra goes back several years. In 2008, he led a live recording of the Bruckner Eighth, which received enthusiastic reviews. The Eighth is one of Bruckner's most popular works, full of magisterial grandeur and powerful climaxes.

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Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, principal conductor


Comments [4]

Mark Gilbert from NY

Absolutely magnificent and played to perfection. Sorry I missed the live performance on this one.

Apr. 23 2013 02:54 PM
Warren Raiti from Philadelphia, PA

An incredible performance. It was my first time hearing this masterpiece, and I am hooked on Bruckner, hooked on der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden.

Apr. 20 2013 11:37 AM
Carol Luparella from Elmwood Park, NJ

I've said it before and I'll say it again - there is no music more sublime than the music of Anton Bruckner. There is very little that even comes close. This was a glorious performance of a glorious symphony; thank you, WQXR, for broadcasting it!

Apr. 19 2013 10:22 PM
Carol Luparella from Elmwood Park, NJ

I've been looking forward to this all week!

Apr. 19 2013 10:13 AM

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