BRUCKNER SYMPHONY NO.8
Bruckner’s Symphony No.8 Sir Simon Rattle
Bruckner’s Symphony No.8 is the perfect choice of repertoire for such a brilliant ensemble: grand in scope, intimate yet profound in its emotional journey, and radiantly beautiful. The AWO’s performances in July 2015 under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle left audiences cheering, and critics hailing the event as “pure musical Viagra” and “a sublime rendition of the infinite in sound.” The performance was crowned Best Orchestral Concert of the Year at the 2016 Helpmann Awards.
“The finer moments come through with clarity and nuance, quiet horn lines and glittering harp are highlighted with exquisite detail. From its opening dark, brassy fanfare, the finale – which Bruckner dubbed the most significant movement of his life – blazes with a powerful grandeur.” – Angus McPherson, Limelight Magazine
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro moderato – Trio: Langsam (Slow)
III. Adagio: Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend (Solemnly slow, but without dragging)
IV. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell (Solemnly, not fast)