Bruckner 7

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14-08-'22 Tax shelter premiere 11:00 Grafenegg Festival Austria Tickets
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  • Anton Bruckner - Symphonie Nr. 7 in E Dur (1881-83)
15-08-'22 20:00 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Germany Tickets
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  • Johannes Brahms - Tragische Ouverture (1880)
  • Anton Bruckner - Symphonie Nr. 7 in E Dur (1881-83)
25-08-'22 20:00 Musikfest Bremen Germany Tickets
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  • Anton Bruckner - Symphonie Nr. 7 in E Dur (1881-83)
15-09-'22 20:00 Besançon France Tickets
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  • Anton Bruckner - Symphonie Nr. 7 in E Dur (1881-83)
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Johannes Brahms – Tragische Ouverture (1880), only at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Anton Bruckner – Symphonie Nr. 7 in E Dur WAB. 107 (1881-83)

Bruckner 7

Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and Anima Eterna will join forces to take on a dazzling challenge. Bruckner’s symphonies are so impressive that they have achieved monumental status today as  ‘cathedrals of sound.’ And Heras-Casado and Anima Eterna plan to dismantle those cathedrals—brick by brick—to re-construct them in an entirely new way. The inspiration will come from the rich artistic baggage of Viennese musicians from Bruckner’s day. What did they hear? What did they know? What did they expect? Anima Eterna will go in search of that era’s instruments, strings, and orchestral seating plans. Hunting for intricate bowings and clearly resonating chords. And the quest will, of course, include a search for the historical sound of the renowned Wagner tubas. 

Heras-Casado will transform the rehearsal space into a laboratory for artistic research: with the orchestra, by the orchestra, and for the orchestra. It will be a living experiment full of open-ended questions. Bruckner’s Seventh is a logical departure point for this marvellous journey. With that symphony, Bruckner managed to win over his audience after years of criticism and even blatant ridicule. The Seventh also presents an excellent introduction to the vast soundscapes that typify Bruckner’s music. As Heras-Casado says, ‘Bruckner’s music offers an unprecedented spiritual and spatial voyage. With Bruckner, you don’t just listen to his music; you live in that music.’

‘The orchestra itself will become my laboratory. The genuine research will only begin once we start playing and can respond to the colours that emerge. I know what I want and hope to achieve with this wonderful opportunity to play Bruckner on period instruments. But at the same time, my plans must remain necessarily vague until we genuinely start to shape the sound together.

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