The air seems to shimmer, and a horn calls softly in the mist. The loveliest opening to any symphony ever? See what you think, as Thomas Søndergård unfolds the glowing peaks and sweeping vistas of Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony – music of Alpine grandeur and breath-taking beauty. He’s chosen to set it against the Adagio from Mahler’s unfinished final symphony: a haunting farewell to life, or a great cry of love and longing from one of music’s true visionaries?
Sir Alexander Gibson memorial concert.