Thursday, 19_09_2019 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 1st Subscription Concert B | with Introduction | Save date
Wednesday, 25_09_2019 7_30 p.m. | Stift St. Florian | Tour | Save date

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner's (born on May 22th 1813 in Leipzig) music dramas had an extremely polarizing effect on his contemporaries. While half the public was completely drawn into the emotional power of his works, the other half found his music and his...  more

"Siegfried-Idyll"

Das „Siegfried-Idyll“ entstand parallel zu Wagners Arbeit am dritten Akt der Oper „Siegfried“. Seiner Ehefrau Cosima zum Geburtstag gewidmet, kam es im Treppenhaus der Tribschener Wagner-Villa bei Luzern / Schweiz in einer kleinen Kammerbesetzung zur...

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Intermission

Anton Bruckner

Opinions once varied on the music of Anton Bruckner (born on September 4, 1824 in Ansfelden, near Linz), who ranks amongst the great symphonists after Beethoven. While one faction regarded him as a destroyer of traditions, the other side ecstatically...  more

Symphony No. 7 in E major

It was his Seventh Symphony, written between 1881 and 1883, that enabled Anton Bruckner to achieve his actual breakthrough as a symphonist. As early as the Leipzig world première on December 30, 1884 under the direction of Arthur Nikisch, Bruckner...

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Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more