Bruckner’s monumental Eighth Symphony was the sole work on this concert, and is the center of attention for this program with conductor Semyon Bychkov. In the interview below, Bychkov talks about the tensions running through the work, between faith and doubt, conflict and resolution, as well as how little of Bruckner’s music was performed when he grew up in the Soviet Union. Following the Bruckner is a recording from 1954 led by Fritz Reiner.

Bruckner Symphony No. 8
Originally recorded at concerts on April 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2015

Mozart Symphony No. 36 (Linz)
Fritz Reiner, conductor

This program will be available until October 13, 2018

Program notes for the symphony by Bruckner may be read here, and those for Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 can be found here.

Performer Biographies

Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Fritz Reiner, conductor