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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Featured review from Robin RothrockRed Velvet
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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