Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Fri 22 Apr 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10 - £75

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Brahms Tragic Overture
Rott Scherzo from Symphony in E
Bruckner Symphony No. 6

Sir Simon Rattle conductor


Our Principal artist Sir Simon Rattle returns for new musical adventures, joining the 30th birthday celebrations to conduct another OAE first – Bruckner.

Music written or performed in Vienna in 1880 makes up this programme.After Brahms’ turbulent overture, we perform an interesting rarity – the Mahler-like Scherzo from Hans Rott’s Symphony. An organ pupil of Bruckner, he was described by Mahler as “the founder of the New Symphony as I see it” but died at just twenty-five years old. Bruckner called his sixth symphony one of his boldest works. Its four movements seem to flow from a single source of inspiration and contain some of the loveliest music he wrote


OAE Extras at 5.45pm, auditorium, free admission 

1800. With all three pieces in tonight’s concert written in the year of 1880 we examine the social and political content of them.

Venue details

This venue has disabled access. Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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