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On demand: Bruckner's Symphony no. 3 in D minor

GSOplayRecorded at Gothenburg Concert Hall: Stora Salen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Online until Monday 30 September 2019

An audio description introduction is available for this concert.

Bruckner is often described as naïve, deeply religious and with an excessive respect for authorities – and it is true that he adored Wagner. But he was, above all, an extraordinary and truly original symphonic composer, one of the very few that is instantly recognisable after only a few bars. And so it is with the Symphony no. 3 in D minor, a magnificent homage to Wagner that immediately draws the listener into an electrically-charged musical field, keeping its tension both in breathless general pauses and overwhelming culminations. 

Gothenburg Symphony is in safe hands as conductor and doyen Christoph Eschenbach sweeps its members with him in Bruckner’s indomitable third symphony, uniting enormous crescendos with echoing general pauses. You can also watch a brief interview with Christoph Eschenbach where he explains why this piece is particularly dear to his heart.

Filmed in September 2018.

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