Concert

Bruckner's Ninth Symphony & Te Deum

Bruckner is said to have dedicated his Ninth Symphony to "The Good Lord." This is not documented, although corresponding stories by friends were published during the composer's lifetime.
date
Thursday, 23. April 2020
time
19:30
location
Großes Festspielhaus
Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg
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Bruckner's Ninth Symphony & Te Deum

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 9, D minor, WAB 109

ANTON BRUCKNER
"Te Deum", C major, WAB 45

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
Karl-Heinz Steffens Conductor
Anna El-Khashem Soprano
Štěpánka Pučálková Alt
Jacques le Roux Tenor
Michael Wagner Bass
Bach Choir Salzburg

Bruckner is said to have dedicated his Ninth Symphony to "The Good Lord." This is not documented, although corresponding stories by friends were published during the composer's lifetime. What is certain is that the Master of St. Florian was a faithful man, rooted in the baroque Catholicism of his rural homeland. Of course, he was not free from superstition either. "I don't like to start the Ninth, I don't dare, because Beethoven also ended his life with the Ninth," he confided to friends after the completion of the Eighth. And he could indeed no longer complete the work, despite many sketches for the last movement. However, he often played the three finished movements himself on the piano and said: "The Adagio that appears inside is said to be the most beautiful one I have written. It always grips me when I play it". It is truly a miracle. The Miserere of the Mass in D Minor and the Benedictus of the Mass in F Minor are quotes of their own, elevated to gestures of longing, sinking again and again into darkness. Only in the last bars does redemption, peace in deep faith resound. Is a hymnal finale still possible afterwards? Bruckner's wish to play his "Te Deum" at the end is rarely followed, but this reference to the sharp contrast, to the C major jubilation of God's praise, was perhaps a last will to try something that had never been there before. In this concert with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, not only Mozart, but also Bruckner, he will finally be obeyed once again. With the grandiose Bach Choir Salzburg and exquisite solos. Under the direction of the former solo clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Karl-Heinz Steffens, who last year presented himself as an exemplary Bruckner interpreter in Salzburg.   

Introductory lecture: 18.45, Fördererlounge
Single tickets: € 26 - € 89

Combined advantage: concert + lecture
€ 6 Discount on lecture: Only bookable at the ticket office (in person, by telephone, email)

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Lecture "Anton Bruckner"
Mon, 30 March 2020, 19.30, WKS Plenarsaal

ClassicLounge
with Štěpánka Pučálková
Thur, 23 April 2020
22.30, SZENE Lokal

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