The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst’s live DVD recording of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is being released in the United States on May 31.
The Cleveland Orchestra in Performance: Bruckner Symphony No. 8 will be telecast in Northeast Ohio on WVIZ/PBS ideastream® on June 16 at 9 p.m., and in Europe on ORF TV on June 23.
The DVD includes a bonus concert preview discussion by Franz Welser-Möst and video director William Cosel hosted by ideastream® producer Dee Perry.
Recorded during concerts on August 11 and 12, 2010 by WVIZ/PBS ideastream® at the Orchestra’s home, Severance Hall in Cleveland, this performance of the 1887 revised version of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, edited by Leopold Nowak, is the fourth DVD in a series featuring the Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst performing Bruckner’s music in historic venues. Previous releases feature Bruckner Symphony No. 5 recorded at St. Florian Cathedral in Linz , Austria and Bruckner Symphony No. 9 recorded at the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna . Bruckner Symphony No. 7 was also recorded at Severance Hall.
Herbert G. Kloiber produced the Bruckner Symphony No. 8 recording for CLASART, to be distributed by Arthaus and Naxos . The video sound was produced by Elaine Martone and Robert Woods of Sonarc Music, engineered by Michael Bishop of Five/Four Productions, Ltd., and edited by Thomas Moore of Five/Four Productions. The Cleveland Orchestra acknowledges both Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich and CLASART for their generous support of the DVD release. The Cleveland Orchestra, CLASART, and Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich have had a long-term partnership resulting in DVDs of Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 5, 7, 8, and 9.