SUNDAY 3 May 2020 3PM
Mozart: Symphony No 40
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
Conductor: Roderick Dunk
Just two great symphonies by Viennese composers occupy our final concert of the season, each a pioneering work and a masterpiece of symphonic construction. Mozart’s Symphony No 40 is unquestionably one of his greatest works.
Written in Mozart’s last years the mood is generally tragic, intensely emotional and it contains much forward-looking music.
Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony, perhaps the best known of his symphonies, is a monumental work full of contrasts which features four Wagner tubas (like large horns) in addition to the normal orchestral brass section, adding weight to the symphony’s great climaxes.