- Richard Wagner 1813–1883
Siegfried Idyll (18 mins)
- Anton Bruckner 1824–1896
Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak)ed. Nowak, 1955 (80 mins)
About this event
In their first appearance this season, Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra present two works by composers for whom he has a particular affinity. Wagner’s gift to his wife, Cosima, is presented in its pared down original orchestration, much as she would have heard it that Christmas morning in 1870.
The Royal Albert Hall is an ideal venue for Bruckner’s symphonic revelations. The Eighth Symphony, arguably the greatest of them all, remains a huge and glorious challenge.
Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Wagner's Siegfried Idyll.