Bruckner 9 with Lahav Shani
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.
Programme & performers
Third Piano Concerto
An hour prior to the concerts on 24 and 25 November there is a concert introduction in the Van Cappellenzaal.