Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BBC, BBCL 4067-2 | rec: 1970 | 410Mb
This recording of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is from Sir John Barbirolli's last London concert, some 10 weeks before his death, when the conductor knew heart problems might overtake him at any time. What better way to say goodbye than with one of the greatest symphonies ever written? And this craggy, towering masterpiece is given as urgent a performance as you'll ever hear (complemented by vivid recorded sound).