Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rosbaud conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (Baden-Baden, 11/17/1955)

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Hans Rosbaud
SWR Symphony Orchestra

Recorded: Baden-Baden, 11/17/1955

This CD was produced in Milan, Italy. The liner notes tell of the important contribution that this CD makes to the Rosbaud discography. They state that the recording was made in 1951. The timings of the individual movements are 13'35" 13'24" 18'05" and 19'29". However, the tape in the SWR archives gives the date as November 17, 1955. The timings of this recording are 13'39" 13'28" 26'11" and 19'20". So, the big question here is - What happened to eight minutes of the Adagio? The edit is smooth and hard to find but why was it ever cut? Even in its full length, the recording clocks in at under 74 minutes, so there is no problem fitting this performance onto one CD. Hopefully, the full recording will be available someday!



  1. http://www.fileserve.com/file/FdnTtS3

  2. Thanks for the Rosebaud Bruckner 8th !!!

    I look forward to hearing it, any chance you have Rosebaud's Bruckner 7

  3. Hi Ronald,
    Unfortunately I don't have Rosbaud's Bruckner 7. My Rosbaud collections are very limited. Actually the Bruckner 8 is acquired very recently. :)