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Simone Young: Conductor
Stephen Johnson: Presenter
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
A presentation from Stephen Johnson with excerpts played live by the Orchestra
Symphony No.8 in C minor
From the summer of 1884, Anton Bruckner struggled to give birth to his last completed symphony – the grand and complex masterpiece that was his Eighth. The resulting piece is one of magical solemnity, an incomparable portrait in sound glistening with the strings of Bruckner’s newly discovered harp.
Here Stephen Johnson puts an undoubted but troubled masterpiece in context while Simone Young and his CBSO bring the music to life.
We’re sorry to announce that Andris Nelsons has a viral infection and has withdrawn from this week’s concerts of Bruckner’s 8th Symphony. We are extremely grateful to Simone Young who joins us at short notice for the performance here at Sage Gateshead.
Music Director Thomas Zehetmair is to conduct the symphonies of Brahms and Schumann with Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead. Known for stylistic excellence, meticulous precision and intimate understanding Zehetmair and Northern Sinfonia’s interpretation of these greats will be...