Purcell arr Steven Stucky Funeral Music for Queen Mary
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23
Bruckner Symphony No 7
Bernard Haitink conductor
Maria João Pires piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Purcell’s portentous Funeral Music for Queen Mary for the Queen’s funeral in 1695 was the last music he provided for a royal occasion before his own death later that year. In contrast, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 is one of his most cheerful and spritely works. Often dubbed a ‘eulogy to Wagner’, Bruckner’s Symphony No 7 is occasionally nicknamed the ‘Lyric’ symphony and is filled with high drama, full, lush harmonies, and themes that form spectral echoes from one movement to the next.
Please note that due to a printing error this concert is listed incorrectly in the Barbican June Events Guide. The programme above is correct. We apologise for any confusion caused.
Part of Classical Music all events 2011-12
Part of LSO 2011-2012
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