London Philharmonic Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach perform Bruchner's 6th Nov 4th

Petra Lang joins the orchestra for the Wesendonk-Lieder by Wagner

Bruckner was a sculptor of nine unmatchable, inimitable symphonies, the proverbial ‘cathedrals in sound’, and Wagner created truly epic operas requiring their own instruments, buildings and machinery to bring them to life as the composer envisaged them. Yet in this concert, both composers appear differently from their usual reputation. Instead of a lofty, gothic nave, Bruckner seems to build a work of Classical elegance, as the Sixth Symphony echoes the upright designs of Mozart, whilst Wagner presents us with a beautifully true and unalloyed song cycle, touchingly revealing his forbidden love for the poet Mathilde Wesendonk.

Concert Details
04 November 2009 7:30pm
Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Petra Lang mezzo soprano

Wagner Overture, Tannhäuser
Wagner Wesendonk-Lieder
Bruckner Symphony 6

Tickets £9 - £55

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