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Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg

Bruckner's Seventh Symphony

The Vienna Philharmonic & Bernard Haitink
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The 2019 Salzburg Festival comes to a close with a program full of symphonic grandeur: Bernard Haitink conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Large Festival House. It may be one of his final concerts, as the 90-year-old maestro intends to bring his extensive conducting career to an end this year. This double farewell calls for a weighty program, with Bruckner's Seventh, the work gave the composer his late breakthrough as a symphonic composer. The coda of the slow movement is especially grave: Bruckner wrote it shortly after hearing of Richard Wagner's death. The entire work is like a mountaineering expedition, arriving at the summit in the very middle of the work with the C major Adagio. Some critics praised Bruckner as the "greatest symphonic composer since Beethoven." 

A coproduction of the Salzburger Festspiele and Unitel.

 

  

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08/31/2019, 05:00am (EDT)
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Program
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 E major WAB 107

I. Allegro moderato

II. Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam

III. Scherzo. Sehr schnell

IV. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht schnell