By Benjamin M. Korstvedt

Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony (1890), one of many final of the good Romantic symphonies, is a grandly complicated masterpiece. Its serious reception has been fascinatingly contentious. Its tune, immediately broad and distilled, at once confronts the matter of the symphony after Beethoven and after Wagner. This publication explores this many-faceted paintings from a number of angles. It files the complex and infrequently misunderstood heritage of the symphony's composition and revision and gives an obtainable consultant to its musical layout. It demonstrates, through a learn of famous recordings, how functionality types have developed during this century. It additionally revisits the traditional knowledge concerning the a variety of types and variants of the symphony and springs to a few provocative new conclusions.

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