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KENT NAGANO CONDUCTS CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES 5 - BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 (NTSC) (Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra/ Kent Nagano) (Arthaus Dvd: 101435)
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Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 is characterised by its tonal architecture, as monumental as it is subtle. It has often been described as the \crown of nineteenth-century music". With an average performance time of 80 minutes, Bruckner's Eighth is one of the longest of all nineteenth-century symphonies. It has four movements, with the order of the Adagio and Scherzo being reversed in comparison to most classical symphonies. It was Bruckner's declared intent to give the slow movement greater weight by placing it before the Finale. Kent Nagano feels a particularly close bond with Bruckner, having first encountered his music as a child at home in California, where he sang in a boys' choir. The repertoire included works by Bruckner and Nagano has remained a fan ever since: "This music opened the door to another world. I had a strong emotional attachment to it. It allowed me to escape my small town without actually going anywhere.""
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