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Live on takt1: Wiener Philharmoniker + Haitink

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2019 Bernard Haitink will bring his career to a close. For the finale of the Salzburg Festival he conducts the great Wiener Philharmoniker.

  • Bernard Haitink | Copyright: © Todd Rosenberg

    Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg

  • Wiener Philharmoniker | Copyright: © Salzburger Festspiele / Anne Zeuner

    Wiener Philharmoniker © Salzburger Festspiele / Anne Zeuner

The 2019 Salzburg Festival comes to a close with a programme full of symphonic grandeur: Bernard Haitink conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Large Festival House. It may be one of his final concerts, as the 90-year-old maestro intends to bring his extensive conducting career to an end this year. This double farewell calls for a weighty program, with Bruckner's Seventh, the work gave the composer his late breakthrough as a symphonic composer. The coda of the slow movement is especially grave: Bruckner wrote it shortly after hearing of Richard Wagner's death.

The entire work is like a mountaineering expedition, arriving at the summit in the very middle of the work with the C major Adagio. Some critics praised Bruckner as the "greatest symphonic composer since Beethoven."

Tune in for the live stream on 31 August at 11:00 on takt1!

Recording location Festspielhaus Salzburg
Recording date 31.08.2019
Production Company Unitel
English title of music work Symphony No. 4
Original title of music work Symphonie Nr. 4
Composer Anton Bruckner
Orchestra / Band Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor Bernard Haitink

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