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Royal Festival Hall 2015/16

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Minimum age

7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of five years and under, and Southbank Centre staff reserve the right to refuse entry to young children for these events. We recommend our FUNharmonics concerts for children.


Longing and loss

Skrowaczewski conducts Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Bruckner Symphony No. 5 (1878 Nowak edition)

Stanisław Skrowaczewski conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Anton Bruckner was troubled by problems both professional and personal as he started work on his Fifth Symphony in February 1875. He had little money, minimal recognition and his career was in crisis following the abolition of his post at the Vienna Conservatoire. Bruckner longed for the simpler life he’d left behind in Linz, a longing that colours the pained, poignant oboe theme Bruckner used in the Symphony’s Adagio, the first movement he wrote. Yet still the Symphony emerged as a colossal, imposing and inspiring work, one that communicates Bruckner’s struggling creative energy perhaps more acutely than any other by the composer. Tragically, it was a symphony he never heard performed.

Please note there will be no interval during this performance.

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