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Feb
19.30

Bruckner Beyond Time and Space

Gothenburg Symphony, Leopold Hager conductor

Bruckner Beyond Time and Space

Gothenburg Symphony, Leopold Hager conductor

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If you’re dreaming of experiencing a magnificent romantic symphony out of the ordinary we have the solution for you: Bruckner’s gigantic 8th Symphony, a wondrous creation effortlessly expanding in time and space.

Many consider this symphony to be Bruckner’s finest. In this enormous orchestral structure, he uses the orchestra to breaking point, suggestively building up culmination after culmination with great power. There is also a slow-burning, fiery passion that reflects his steadfast catholic faith, such as in the many serene melodies and the small, heavenly passages for harp. Once you’ve been enticed into Bruckner’s unique world, you won’t want to leave. There time stands still.

Earlier announced conductor Simone Young has cancelled and is replaced by Leopold Hager, one of Austria’s most experienced and respected conductors. He has been principal conductor of the famous Mozarteum Orchestra and at Volksoper Wien, and a guest of the Vienna Philharmonic and Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Programme


Bruckner Symphony No 8
1 h 17 min

OPTIONAL PERSONNEL AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE; SEE ALSO SYMPHONY NO. 8 IN C MINOR (1887/90).


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Gothenburg Symphony

The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on www.gsoplay.se. The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland. www.gso.se


Leopold Hager Conductor


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