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Bruckner's romantic symphony

Majestic romantic music and Baiba Skride in a newly composed violin concerto.

Anton Bruckner’s voluminous and grandiose symphonies never cease to amaze. According to Bruckner, the opening sound of the horn in the fourth symphony symbolises the arrival of dawn after a long night’s rest. From this simple theme, a fascinating and multifaceted symphonic landscape emerges, where the entire harmonic register of the orchestra is put to use.

As always with Bruckner, the balance between the overarching musical architecture and the smaller details is exquisitely even. This is his most played and beloved symphony, and he was the one who referred to it as “the Romantic” symphony.

Swedish composer Victoria Borisova-Ollas has roots in Russia and began her education at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In her newly composed violin concerto, she was inspired by Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. While there are no direct connections to Tchaikovsky’s music in the new violin concerto, it is based on the same story. And “Romance and dance movements are of course part of the background,” says Borisova-Ollas, who has been acclaimed for, among other things, her opera Dracula at the Royal Swedish Opera.

Majestic romantic music and Baiba Skride in a newly composed violin concerto.

Saturday 21 September 2019 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

130-430 SEK

Anton Bruckner’s voluminous and grandiose symphonies never cease to amaze. According to Bruckner, the opening sound of the horn in the fourth symphony symbolises the arrival of dawn after a long night’s rest. From this simple theme, a fascinating and multifaceted symphonic landscape emerges, where the entire harmonic register of the orchestra is put to use.

As always with Bruckner, the balance between the overarching musical architecture and the smaller details is exquisitely even. This is his most played and beloved symphony, and he was the one who referred to it as “the Romantic” symphony.

Swedish composer Victoria Borisova-Ollas has roots in Russia and began her education at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In her newly composed violin concerto, she was inspired by Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. While there are no direct connections to Tchaikovsky’s music in the new violin concerto, it is based on the same story. And “Romance and dance movements are of course part of the background,” says Borisova-Ollas, who has been acclaimed for, among other things, her opera Dracula at the Royal Swedish Opera.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Victoria Borisova-Ollas A Portrait of a Lady by Swan Lake for violin and orchestra
    19 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"
    69 min
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sakari Oramo conductor
  • Baiba Skride violin

Saturday 21 September 2019 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

130-430 SEK