Bruckner 9 with Lahav Shani

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Thu 24 Nov ’22
    20:15
    Grote Zaal
    past
  • Fri 25 Nov ’22
    20:15
    Grote Zaal
    past

His first eight symphonies certainly took off, but Bruckner’s Ninth genuinely sweeps us away to paradise.

After hearing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, Beethoven could well have muttered ‘I will never be able to write something like that’. Quite soon afterwards, he wrote his Third Piano Concerto, a C minor concerto to rival Mozart’s. Bruckner, in his turn, believed that he would always be in the shadow of Beethoven. His Ninth Symphony alone – whose Adagio affords us a glimpse of paradise – proves that he was mistaken.

Dazzling (*****)

NRC about Bruckner with Lahav Shani and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

programme

Beethoven third piano concerto | Bruckner ninth symphony

credits

Lahav Shani conductor | Yefim Bronfman piano