THE APOCALYPTIC SYMPHONY
HUGHES conducts BRUCKNER’S SYMPHONY No. 8
May 5, 2020 | 7:30PM
About This Concert
Anton Bruckner’s 8th Symphony clocks in at nearly eighty minutes in length — the same amount of time usually taken up by an overture, concerto, and symphony combined! The work is a full concert of music in and of itself.
The premiere of the 8th Symphony was cancelled no less than three times because the work was deemed “too difficult” by Felix Weingartner, the young conductor charged with preparing the piece. In the end, Bruckner had to secure the far-more-experienced conductor Hans Richter and the venerable players of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra before the symphony was finally given its first public performance in 1892!
Gregory Hughes conductor
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8
This concert will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be no intermission.
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