Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 8 – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski (2010) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 8 – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski (2010)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 01:19:48 minutes | 3,15 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, April, June, July 2010

With the Eight Symphony, Anton Bruckner completes a kind of sonorous apotheosis of the Romantic era. A summit resurrected by the haughty conducting of Marek Janowski at the head of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Partner of this grandiose project which looks increasingly like a current integral, Espace 2 welcomes this release perpetuating the action of a public service specifically mandated to relay the cultural and musical richness of the French-speaking Switzerland. If the recording is –by definition- not central in the mission of a broadcaster, it nevertheless constitutes a kind of freezeframe sealing again the long relationship between the OSR and “its” radio station. I recall that the Radio Télévison Suisse and the great Swiss orchestra are contractually linked for more than 70 years and that they nourish together, day after day, new projects, new exchanges that allow the sonorous immediacy lived at the Victoria Hall of Geneva to be propagated throughout Switzerland, and worldwide through the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 Version)
1 Allegro moderato 14. 52
2 Scherzo. Allegro moderato 14. 44
3 Adagio. Feierlich langsam; doch nicht schleppend 26. 05
4 Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell 23. 41

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Marek Janowski, conductor