“The 1890 version of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, the final version recognised by the composer himself, is more compact in its musical structure. In particular, the orchestration is better balanced and the tone contrast between the wind and string sections more apt, rendering the overall auditory effect more thrilling. We present this version to offer the Macao International Music Festival audience a most enjoyable musical experience.” – Lu Jia, Music Director of Macao Orchestra
The music director of the Macao Orchestra Lu Jia will join hands with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra to present Anton Bruckner's magnum opus – Symphony No. 8 in C Minor in this year's Music Festival. It is the longest symphony Bruckner had ever written and it deeply touches humans' feelings and inspirations. It is filled with lofty beliefs, religious zeal and deep philosophical reflections.
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no interval
A. Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108
Conductor: Lu Jia
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra