BBC Symphony Orchestra
27 Mar 2020, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Alpesh Chauhan conducts Bruckner Symphony No 9

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alpesh Chauhan conducts Bruckner Symphony No 9
19:30 Fri 27 Mar 2020 Barbican, London

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Anton Bruckner’s last, unfinished symphony was intended as his great spiritual autobiography. But even from the three movements the composer did finish, we experience intense power, cataclysmic terror and exquisite tenderness. Fate decreed that the symphony would end with music apparently slow enough to stop time itself – a great transfiguring Adagio that forms Bruckner’s epitaph.

Alpesh Chauhan makes his Barbican debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this concert culminating in Bruckner’s enveloping work, preceded by one of Mozart’s most mysterious piano concertos, performed by Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, and a new, characteristically playful piece by Richard Baker.