Triumph and Majesty

Victory of light over darkness

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Schumann Violin Concerto
Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (Haas edition)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
Renaud Capuçon violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

In December 1892, Anton Bruckner was in Vienna for the premiere of his Eighth Symphony. After numerous problems with the piece, Bruckner was nervous. But he needn’t have been. ‘When the last sounds had died out, a storm of enthusiasm burst forth with elementary force’, wrote the composer Hugo Wolf who was in the audience. For Wolf, Bruckner’s colossal display of orchestral strength represented the total victory of light over darkness. Robert Schumann expressed no such doubts about his majestic Violin Concerto, whose back-story of criticism and suppression is at last fading in the face of genuine fascination. Renaud Capuçon makes the case for one of Schumann’s most rich and unusual works.

Please note latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.

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You can benefit from discounted tickets to this concert through our NOISE scheme. Students are eligible for £4 tickets and under 26 year olds are eligible for £8 tickets (ID required). Plus, join us after the concert for a free beer, courtesy of the Orchestra’s Principal Beer Sponsor, Heineken.

Call the box office on 0207 840 4242 for details and to book tickets (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

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Introducing Bruckner's Symphony No. 8

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Booking Info

Royal Festival Hall 2013/14

  • Please note that a transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to each order made online.
  • Tickets booked fewer than five working days before the date of the concert will be available for collection at the ticket office from 6.30pm on the day of the performance.
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