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Bruckner: Symphony No. 6

Stephen Johnson examines the workings of Bruckner's enigmatic 6th Symphony with the help of the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Petri Sakari.

In Stephen Johnson's opinion, Bruckner's 6th Symphony is one of the composer's most original pieces and contains some of his most beautiful and arresting music. The piece appeared partly as a response to the devastating reviews that Bruckner received following the disastrous first performance of his 3rd Symphony.

Stephen takes Bruckner's symphony apart and compares it with music from the earlier symphony in order to illustrate the novelty and possible meaning of this "Cinderella" work in the composers' symphonic output.

Recorded in the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham with conductor Petri Sakari.

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42 minutes


Role Contributor
Composer Anton Bruckner