Symphony No.8 in C minor, WAB 108 (Bruckner, Anton)

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1st version (1887)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1887
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Misc. Notes Mus.Hs.6083, 6084
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2nd version (1890)

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Misc. Notes 1890 version; Adagio 1887 version; Mus.Hs.19480
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Intermediate Adagio (1888)

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III. Adagio (1890)

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1st published version (1892)

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Editor Max Steinitzer (1864-1936)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, 1912. Plate S. 8288a
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Misc. Notes This score is of the 1892 first edition of the Symphony and differs in many places from the Haas and Nowak versions usually heard in recordings. As musicologist Benjamin Korstvedt persuasively argues (in Bruckner Symphony No. 8, Cambridge Music Handbooks, Cambridge UP, 2000), the considerable number of additional tempo changes, especially in the finale, shed important light on performance practices at the time of the work's premiere. The first edition "explains how the music should go far more explicitly -- and in a musically compelling way -- than do Bruckner's manuscript scores of the 1890 and 1887 versions and the modern critical editions based on them [i.e. Haas and Nowak]."
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Parts

1st and 2nd versions, amalgamated

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Editor Robert Haas (1888-1960)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1938.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1940).
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Misc. Notes These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project. Because they are of the Haas edition of the work, these parts do not match the 1892 first edition full score available above.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos (Grunsky)

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Arranger Karl Grunsky (1871–1943)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, 1927. Plate 10587.
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Misc. Notes Found at John F. Berky's Bruckner site.
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For Piano 4 hands (Schalk)

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Arranger Josef Schalk (1857-1900)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Haslinger, n.d. Plate S.8289
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For Piano 4 hands (Singer)

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Arranger Otto Singer II (1863-1931)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1920). Plate 10308.
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For Piano solo (Stradal)

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Arranger August Stradal (1860-1930)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Carl Haslinger, n.d.(ca.1887). Plate S. 8289 A.
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Sketches and Drafts

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1884-87)
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Misc. Notes ca.300dpi color images. This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. Source: Stift Kremsmünster (OSB), A-KR-C56-14e2. Verso of first sheet contains a sketch of Ave regina caelorum, WAB 8. The remaining sheets contain sketches for the finale of the symphony.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.8
Alternative. Title
Composer Bruckner, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WAB 108
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. Version 1: 1887, rev. 1888 (Intermediate Adagio); Version 2: 1890
First Publication. 1892 (edited by Schalk and Oberleithner)
Dedication Franz Josef I., Kaiser von Österreich
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (B), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
8 horns (F) (5-8 horns also Wagner tubas (2 tenors in B (5/6), 2 basses in F (7/8)))
3 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, triangle, 3 harps, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Bruckner Symphony versions (Griegel)
Bruckner Symphony versions (Marques)
Discography (Berky)
The Bruckner Journal. Part 1: Orchestral Music


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Orchestral works by Anton Bruckner