25 - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version)
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version)
Orchestra of the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz
2003 (Vol. 25, 1 CD)
This CD is now the 25th in the series of CD recordings known as “Klangdebüts“ which began in 1994. These recordings have been made exclusively by students of the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz within a wide stylistic range. The total list of CDs which have so far been produced, also contained in this booklet, gives evidence of this. lt is our aim on the one hand to enable our young student musicians to experience the technical and artistic aspects of a recording Session and on the other band to give them with these Klangdebüts a documentation of their performance as they embark on their career. At a university of music and dramatic arts it is not possible to separate work on music that is actively performed and music knowledge acquired through research. “Understanding music”, the realm of experimentation in musicology, and “making music” which is usually ascribed to the species of only-musicians, are both interdependent. This division disappears in the act of creative music-making and, when successful, is drawn by the desire (and necessity) to present music such that it teaches us to understand better the world and its people. The three Graz universities, Karl-Franzens-University, the University of Technology and the University of Music and Dramatic Arts are happy to present this recording of Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 8, made at the concert held during the European Rectors‘ Conference of 29-30 May 2003 to all the participants of the convention. We hope they will enjoy it and remember their visit to Graz. The recording was made possible with the generous support of the Bank Austria Creditanstalt.
Preface The artistic side, here represented by the medium of music, is a feature of the knowledge to be imparted at universities. As part of the European educational process we wish to demonstrate this aspect with the performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 by students of the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz.
Otto Kolleritsch, Rector
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version) Allegro moderato [14:33], Scherzo [13:46], Adagio [24:49], Finale [20:42] Orchestra of the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz, Conductor: Martin Sieghart