Listen On-demand: London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jurowski / Brahms, Wagner, Bruckner

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 14 January 2013 | 4:06:00 pm

Already in Bruckner’s First Symphony the influence of ‘Richard Wagner, was making itself felt. In 1863 Bruckner heard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser in Linz, capturing its desolate yearning in his first movement’s third theme. Two years later Bruckner met Wagner for the first time at a performance of Tristan und Isolde in Munich; the opera’s romantic soul seeped into Bruckner’s Adagio, as disarming a vision of love as Wagner’s own Wesendonck Lieder. As he slipped into hopeless adoration for the German poet Mathilde Wesendonck, Wagner wrote her these songs, moments of heartfelt stillness in a whirlwind musical career.

Available till  Friday 18 January

This concert is online until Friday 18 January.

Brahms Tragic Overture
Wagner (arr. Henze) Wesendonck Lieder
Bruckner Symphony No. 1 (1877 Linz edition)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Anna Larsson contralto

JTI Friday Series concert recorded 14 December 2012 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall