- Symphony No. 7
In Anton Bruckner’s 7th Symphony, the listener encounters music characterized by great spaciousness and profound solemnity. This is music which speaks of grief and lamentation, but also of their transcendence.
With its monumental architecture and intensity of sound, the symphony has moved listeners ever since its triumphal premiere in 1884.
The Guardian wrote about Daniel Barenboim’s London interpretation as follows:
“Tremendous … Barenboim and the Staatskapelle seem to have this work in their systems, and the overall impression was of music unfolding organically at its own pace rather than of a work being self-consciously interpreted or led.”
Here is the opening of the Bruckner-Symphony #7, with Daniel Barenboim conducting:
Just for fun, let me end with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, slow movement, with Claudio Abbado conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker:
Tags: Anton Bruckner, Symphony #7, Barenboim, Abbado