Thursday 11 Apr 2013, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Thomas Dausgaard conductor

David Fray piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

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Bruckner Symphony No. 3

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’!