This April, we journey to the sublime and experience the epic force of Bruckner’s most powerful and spiritually uplifting symphonies as the Royal Concertegbouw Orchestra Amsterdam, led by Mariss Jansons, return for their second International Associate residency.
Ahead of their residency, broadcaster James Jolly spoke to Mariss Jansons about the Orchestra and their forthcoming concerts
Writer and BBC Radio 3 presenter, Stephen Johnson on Brucker’s symphonies:
‘Bruckner likes to take his time: he builds slowly. The moment of revelation does come, eventually, but you have to wait for it. Sometimes Bruckner is like a walking-tour guide who stops from time to time to consult his map, or to point out some unexpected entrancing vista, but who always gets to his destination. And the scenery he uncovers is magnificent, unlike anything revealed by anybody else.’
Originally published in the April 2014 Guide.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam will be in residence from 3–5 April 2014. Browse the season online.