Bruckner Symphony No. 8


Bruckner Symphony No. 8. Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden in 2012. Directed for TV by Henning Kasten. Released 2014, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Peter Quantrill wrote of this in the August 2014 Gramophone (page 33) that "the sense of instrumental soloists and the choirs listening and responding to one another is palpable, making the Adagio a genuinely live experience albeit still one suffused with the satisfaction of its own beautiful existence (especially noticeable on Blu-ray)." This is the first time I've seen in Gramophone acknowledgement of the superiority of Blu-ray technology over other video formats.