Beethoven Orchester Bonn. Stefan Blunier, conductor.
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An epic musical journey, Bruckner's majestic Eighth Symphony mixes the sound and fury of Wagner with the architecture of Beethoven. Reviewing the premiere, composer Hugo Wolf described it as "the creation of a giant, surpassing in spiritual dimension and magnitude all the other symphonies of the master."
"This is the best CD performance of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony I have heard for some years…. There is playing of wonderful eloquence by musicians whose commitment and desire to communicate seems to inform every note."—Bruckner Journal
"A stirring, high-res account of one of the great Bruckner symphonies."—Audiophile Audition