Andris Nelsons conductor
Paul Lewis piano
Bruckner’s mighty symphonies unfold gradually with an awesome sense of inevitability, unleashing an all-engulfing emotional power unlike anything else in music. His Third, nicknamed the ‘Wagner Symphony’, has a smattering of quotations from Wagner’s operas, operating in the same otherworldly universe as Wagner, and is dedicated to him. It is paired with Mozart’s K503 performed by Paul Lewis, whose recent performances of this piece have become legendary.