Bruckner is widely recognised as one of the greatest of all symphonists, yet his groundbreaking music was slow to gain recognition. His is a hypnotic, spiritual art that refuses to be rushed. His structures unwind gradually with awesome precision, unleashing an all-engulfing emotional power unlike anything else in music. It all proved too much for the Vienna Philharmonic of the 1860s, which having already rejected his First Symphony as ‘too wild and daring’ dismissed the Second as ‘nonsense’ and ‘unplayable’!
Maestro Dausgaard will be conducting from the 1889 Baerenreiter edition of the score for this performance.
More concerts at Royal Festival Hall
Jun 27 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
New works from the Young Composers Academy.
Jun 27 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Yuri Termirkanov conducts Mussorgsky’s great Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Sayaka Shoji