Day 126: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Solti)

This morning’s conductor of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (WAB 108), nicknamed “The Apocalyptic,” although I don’t know why, is Hungarian-born Sir Georg Solti (1912-1997), an artist with a long and noteworthy career. His orchestra for this box set is equally revered: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I first heard Sir Georg Solti … [Read more…]