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BBC NOW: Bruckner 7

A simple idea ascends like a prayer at the beginning and is gloriously transfigured in the symphony's final bars. The work is about that gradual journey to glory.

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4 May 2018
7.30PM.
Brangwyn Hall

Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (orch. Stokowski),
Keyboard Concerto in D Minor (arr. / tr. Esfahani)

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No 7 in E major

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Joseph Swensen - Conductor
Mahan Esfahani - Piano

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Bach's work has attracted several modern make-overs. The orchestration of his Toccata and Fugue by maverick conductor Leopold Stokowski is perhaps the most celebrated example, taking the organ original into a new dimension. The ebullient D minor keyboard concerto is revisited by harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani before a symphony of magnificent proportions by Bruckner, who was inspired by the scope and spirituality of Bach. A simple idea ascends like a prayer at the beginning and is gloriously transfigured in the symphony's final bars. The work is about that gradual journey to glory.

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Tickets: £15-£20
Concessions, Student Tickets and Family Tickets available.

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