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Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Bruckner
Host: Habakuk Traber
Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is the last Symphony the composer completed. When Bruckner sent it in 1897 to Hermann Levi, the conductor who had lead his 7th to great success, he did not understand this very different work at all and utterly rejected it, almost driving Bruckner to suicide. But instead he set to work thoroughly revising the symphony and completed a new version in 1890. Habakuk Traber explains this masterpieces by introducing Bruckner’s personality and his unique style of composing.
Symphony No. 8 in C minor: 1.Satz; 2.Satz; 3.Satz