A brilliant orchestra and an excellent conductor: When such a pairing is made for a Bruckner symphony, you can expect something special. The Linz master's sweepingly radiant eighth symphony is in the best hands with Hartmut Haenchen and the Royal Danish Orchestra from Copenhagen. With a beautiful sound and a powerful punch, as well as with fast tempos that blow every dust out of the grandiose score, this is a masterful interpretation!
"All in all, this is a most interesting interpretation of one of the greatest symphonies ever written. Haenchen's preference for swift tempi serves the music well enough amid its ebb and flow of tension and release."
Review by Terry Barfoot on Musicweb International