Last year, March 2013, I attended a Wiener Philharmoniker subscription concert of Bruckner 8 at the Grosser Saal, Musikverein, conducted by Zubin Mehta. I noticed only 1 harp in the orchestra also one set of kettledrums. Maybe even VPO have never used the full complement of instruments which Bruckner asks for. The performance used the 1890 score, and it lasted just over 80mins. They played it well, though not as impressive as the 1988 Karajan on DG originals.
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