Esa-Pekka Salonen on Schoenberg, Wagner & Bruckner

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 17:12

In three short films, Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, introduces his programmes of Bruckner, Schoenberg and Wagner ahead of the orchestra’s 2018/19 London Season opening concerts here. The first takes place on Thursday 27 September and features music from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, the one-act Schoenberg opera Erwartung, and Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony.

Part II is on Sunday 30 September 2018. At this performance you will hear Wagner’s Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde; Schoenberg’s much-loved Verklärte Nacht and Bruckner’s Symphony No.7.

Find out why these works belong together, in Esa-Pekka’s eyes, and how without a chance encounter with Bruckner’s music he may never have found his way to platforms all around the world.


Esa-Pekka Salonen on Wagner, Schoenberg & Bruckner

The link is Wagner, tying everything together.
Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner Part One: The Music

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Music

In this film, Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses his love of Bruckner’s music, revealing his belief that ‘you just be there and Bruckner takes care of you’.

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner Part Two: The Memories

Esa-Pekka Salonen on Bruckner: The Memories

Here, Esa-Pekka shares the touching story of how hearing Bruckner on the radio inspired him to pursue a career in music. ‘Maybe I should become a musician,’ he remembers thinking, ‘if music can be like this.’

Book now to hear these two fascinating concerts.

Part I takes place on Thursday 27 September.

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Part II takes place on Sunday 30 September.

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