Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.7
Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim return to London, continuing their celebrated relationship with Southbank Centre. Following on from the Beethoven/Schoenberg project, described by The Sunday Times as 'little short of miraculous', the world-class pairing of maestro and orchestra explore Bruckner's last three symphonies over three nights.
In the first of these concerts Barenboim directs Mozart's Concerto No.24 in C minor from the piano before conducting Bruckner's Symphony No.7. Noted for its use of Wagner tubas, the symphony is a characteristically large-scale composition of grandeur and one of the composer's most popular works. A fine example of Bruckner's ability to combine his innate spirituality with a construction of great majesty.
Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - A Bruckner Journey Part 2. Marshall Marcus looks at Bruckner symphonies 6 and 7. Admission free (subject to availability).Performers
Daniel Barenboim conductor, piano