Sony Classics to record a Bruckner symphony cycle

Sony Classics to record a Bruckner symphony cycle
Christian Thielemann
Sony Classics will be releasing this fall a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 with Christian Thielemann conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. It is the first release in a projected cycle of Bruckner's Symphonies 1-9 that will be released with the same forces between now and 2024, the bicentennial of Bruckner's birth. The recordings will be released on CD. This will be Thielamann's second recorded cycle. The first was released on video with the Staatskapelle Dresden. An earlier cycle was started with the Munich Philharmonic, but that was abandoned when Thielamann moved to Dresden.