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Andris Nelsons | Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Bruckner Sym. 2&8 _ Wagner Meistersinger Prelude

Deutsche Grammophon

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Andris Nelsons about Bruckner and An Amazing Orchestra
1 Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Overture  
2 Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor / I. Moderato  
3 II. Andante. Feierlich, etwas bewegt  
4 III. Scherzo. MaBig schnell - Trio. Gleiches Tempo  
5 IV. Finale. Mehr schnell  
6 Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor / I. Allegro moderato  
7 II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato - Trio. Langsam  
8 III. Adagio. Feierlich langsam; doch nicht schleppend  
9 IV. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell  
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This brand-new recording marks the continuation of Leipzig's Bruckner Cycle with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester

Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their award-winning Bruckner cycle.

This time the Symphonies are coupled with Wagner's Meistersinger Prelude. The Orchestra and the Latvian Maestro recently announced the extension of their acclaimed partnership until 2027.

The Gewandhausorchester and Andris Nelsons's acclaimed series of Bruckner – Wagner albums continues. "Everything in this symphony has been formulated with the utmost clarity," the Gewandhaus Orchestra's Kapellmeister, Andris Nelsons, reflects on Bruckner's Second Symphony. "The wonderful themes are clearly separated from one another by means of rests in the full orchestra, and yet there is still the sense of a single coherent whole. It is astonishing that this work is so rarely performed – it is actually an ideal point of entry for anyone wanting to explore the world of Bruckner's symphonies." The theme of the misunderstood artist is also central to the comic opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Wagner – a composer whom Bruckner revered as the "master of all masters". 

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