Symphony No.8 in C minor, WAB 108 (Bruckner, Anton)
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1st version (1887)
2nd version (1890)
III. Adagio. Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
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Intermediate Adagio (1888)
III. Adagio (1890)
1st published version (1892)
Max Steinitzer (1864-1936)
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]."
1st and 2nd versions, amalgamated
Horn 5, 6 (F), also Tenor Wagner Tuba 1, 2 (B♭))
Horn 7, 8 (B♭, F), also Bass Wagner Tuba 1, 2 (F)
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Robert Haas (1888-1960)
Vienna: Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1938.
New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1940).
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.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For 2 Pianos (Grunsky)
For Piano 4 hands (Schalk)
For Piano 4 hands (Singer)
For Piano solo (Stradal)
Sketches and Drafts
Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1884-87)
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.
- (1890 version. 1 October 2011 concert, Alte Oper Frankfurt)
|Work Title||Symphony No.8|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||WAB 108|
|Year/Date of Composition||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 Period||Romantic|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Orchestral works by Anton Bruckner|