The Celibidache EMI Bruckner box-set is going to reappear in a new reissue next month. Those who missed out this box-set in the past can now have another chance to grab it. Inimitable in every way is Celibidache's late style in Bruckner from his Munich years. It will be released in Japan in mid-October with a listed price of 3770 Yen (c. US$49) -- quite a bargain. (Update: UK release on 24 Oct, at 27.50 quids, and there are discounts everywhere.)
The repeatedly delayed B7 and B8 discs from Kent Nagano on Sony are now on their way to the store shelves with the CD covers revealed. Judging from his previous recordings of Bruckner symphonies (Nos. 3 & 6 with DSO on Harmonia Mundi, No. 4 with Bavarian State Orchestra on Sony, and a DVD of No. 8 with DSO on Arthaus Musik), I have some expectations from the new ones. With his rumoured departure from Munich in 2013, any further Bruckner recordings with this orchestra will remain a doubt, although it may be too early to say that.
(5 Sep 2011 Update: The Nagano B8 release is once again postponed, this time to Feb 2012!!)