BrucknerChristus factus est Bruckner Symphony No. 9 BrucknerTe Deum
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor Christine Brewer soprano Mihoko Fujimura mezzo soprano Toby Spence tenor Franz-Josef Selig bass London Philharmonic Choir
Fatally ill, Anton Bruckner grappled unsuccessfully with the completion of his Ninth Symphony. But he consoled himself with his achievements in another great masterpiece declaring that on entering heaven, ‘I will present to the Lord the score of my Te Deum, and he will judge me mercifully.’ This awe-inspiring hymn of praise combines touching tenderness with blazing triumph, a musical capturing of Bruckner’s rock-steady faith. It seems the only viable epilogue not only to Bruckner’s life but also to the three completed movements of his Ninth Symphony, themselves revealing a blazing spiritual optimism in the face of mortality.
Please note there will be no interval during this performance
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