The National Symphony Orchestra Performs Bruckner & Wagner With Contralto Nathalie Stutzmann
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The last date listed for The Power of Bruckner was Friday October 12, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Fantasy & Fate seems like a broad enough title for the latest National Symphony Orchestra concert under guest conductor Juraj Valcuha. But the name strains to encapsulate the embarrassment of riches the Kennedy Center concert offers, namely a sophisticated and witty Stravinsky suite; the NSO debut of an exciting violin virtuosa; and a Tchaikovsky symphony so dramatic "i … More
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I have to agree with Anne Midgette's review in the Washington Post this morning. The Bruckner was amazing, but dragged a bit, especially in the second movement. The last movement tied a bow on it. I enjoyed the Wesendonck Lieder -- the music was ravishingly beautiful -- but didn't think that the space served the piece. It is best suited for a smaller space -- the Terrace Theater would have been perfect. All said, I would definitely recommend going to this performance.
Bruckner’s epic and powerful Symphony No. 7 contrasts orchestral might with moments of transparent delicacy. Wagner’s passionate Wesendonck Lieder open the evening in a striking orchestration by Hans Werner Henze.
Performance Timing: Part One – 21 min.; Intermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 64 min.
There is no late seating until intermission.
Wagner – Wesendonck Lieder arr. Henze
Bruckner – Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107
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