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Bruckner: Symphony No. 5

We mark the 200th anniversary of Anton Bruckner's birth with principal guest artist Adam Fischer. The Symphony No. 5 embraces the range of human experience, from humour to the sacred.
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Symphony No. 5 (1878 version)

Adam Fischer conductor

Considered by many to be his symphonic masterpiece, Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5 represents the culmination of the first period of his time in Vienna. He had relocated to the city in 1868 from Linz, where he had been the organist at the ‘Old’ Cathedral and produced many of his fine choral works.

Curiously, Bruckner never heard this symphony performed by an orchestra. This performance, using instruments of the type that would have been familiar in Vienna at the time, gives us the rare chance to hear the symphony its composer imagined.

We continue our blossoming relationship with Adam Fischer, acclaimed for his performances and recordings of the complete symphonies of Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler.  

Part of Southbank Centre Season 2024/25.

"The pungent earthiness of the OAE’s playing matched Fischer’s characterful approach."