BBC Philharmonic
21 Mar 2020, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season Strauss/Mozart/Wagner

BBC Philharmonic
19:30 Sat 21 Mar 2020 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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It’s no exaggeration to suggest that the Prelude to Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde essentially invented modern music – its influence is such that its stunning opening harmony even has its own nickname, the ‘Tristan Chord’. Moritz Gnann conducts it tonight, along with another immense work with an instantly recognisable opening: Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, which soundtracks the sunrise at the dawn of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Elisabeth Brauss is the soloist in Mozart’s sparkling 21st Piano Concerto, nicknamed after the 1960s film in which it plays a starring role.