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Get a glimpse of heaven, as Bruckner paints a picture of otherworldly serenity and beauty in his soaring Eighth.

Symphony No. 8

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  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski’s hands were injured as a boy in wartime Poland when a German bomber attacked his neighborhood—ending his dream of becoming a concert pianist.
  • Skrowaczewski backpacked and mountain climbed well into his 80s—always wearing a little bell on his belt to warn off bears and cougars.
  • No conductor in the world has earned more praise for his interpretations of Bruckner’s symphonies than Skrowaczewski.
  • Bruckner was one of the 19th century’s most painfully shy and unlucky-in-love composers.
  • The slow movement of his Eighth is arguably the most beautiful music he ever wrote.

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