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Introducing Bruckner Symphony No. 8

Documentary written by Martin Feil, Directed by Anna Schmidt, Produced by Paul Smaczny &amp | Günter Atteln | Performance recorded live at the 1996 Internationalen Brucknerfeste, Stiftskirche St Florian, directed by Brian Large, Produced by Paul Smaczny &amp | Heidelinde Rudy
Wiener Philharmoniker
Pierre Boulez

Introducing Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance, it also includes an insightful documentary, in which an expert presenter guides the viewer through the structure of the music. Well-known author and journalist Habakuk Traber discusses Bruckner’s life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of the Eighth Symphony. Footage of Bruckner’s birthplace in Austria, quotations from contemporaries, as well as plentiful musical examples also help to bring this monumental masterpiece vividly to life.


Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor: 1.Satz; 2.Satz; 3.Satz

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
109 mins
Details running time
30 mins (documentary), 79 mins (performance)
English, French, German, Spanish
Booklet notes
English, French, German
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