An elegant but rarely performed Haydn symphony is paired with a work by a later master of the form in this live program from the 1996 Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
"Possibly more than any other conductor of the 20th century, Wand understood Bruckner's spirit and championed his music to the delight of all Bruckner fans the world around…. From the harmonically unsettling and rhythmically capricious first movement of the Sixth to the solemn Finale of the Eighth, Wand's readings are magisterial…. The pairing of Bruckner's Sixth with Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 76 may initially look like an odd choice. Rather than an introduction to the featured work of the evening, Haydn's 20-minute-long symphony makes a refreshing artistic statement."—Notes