West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Mozart and Bruckner
WASO wraps up its mainstage season with two works that wear their influences proudly on their sleeves. Having toured Europe relentlessly since his childhood, Mozart had more first-hand experience of the great orchestras of the continent than practically anyone living: his Sinfonia Concertante gathers together a number of the techniques that he had learned at Munich, Mannheim, Paris and London and combines these into something new and bold. Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony was partially written in tribute to his idol, Wagner: the second movement marks the first time Wagner tubas ever appeared in a symphony, and legend has it the cymbal clash at the climax of the movement was written upon hearing the news that Wagner had died. Johannes Fritzsch conducts.
3–4 December, Perth Concert Hall, waso.com.au
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