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About the Concert
CATHEDRALS IN SOUND ①
Thu Jul 4, 2019 8pm | LOTTE Concert Hall
Antony Hermus, conductor
Till Fellner, piano
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Bruckner, Symphony No. 8 in C minor, WAB 108
“They want me to write differently. Certainly I could, but I must not” said Anton Bruckner. “How could I stand before Almighty God, if I followed the others and not Him?” Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony is one of the grandest and greatest masterpieces in all music, a vision of the eternal, composed for an enormous orchestra. But it’s much more than just one man’s spiritual odyssey; it’s one of Romantic music’s most overwhelming experiences, profoundly moving and breathtakingly beautiful. Guest conductor Antony Hermus feels passionately about it, and it’ll make a noble counterpart to the controlled darkness of Mozart’s brooding 20th Piano Concerto, performed by one of Austria’s most eloquent and insightful living pianists.
Dutch conductor Antony Hermus has an infectiously positive approach to music and life, and a natural talent for encouraging musicians and singers to give their very best. This shows in the quality and intensity of his performances, whether in the concert hall or the opera house. He was Music Director in Dessau from 2009, where he ...