Daniel Harding conducts Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony, an undisputed highlight of the romantic repertoire. Yefim Bronfman, the Concertgebouworkest’s artist in residence this season, is performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto.
Pianist Yefim Bronfman has been a welcome guest with the Concertgebouworkest for many years, and will be serving as its artist in residence during the 2021–22 season. He’s getting off to a good start with Beethoven’s ground-breaking Piano Concerto No. 3. The prominent role Beethoven assigns to the orchestra gives the Third Piano Concerto great symphonic appeal. It will take a first-rate soloist to compete with the orchestra. But if anyone can do it, it’s Yefim Bronfman.
Thanks to its great melodic richness, Anton Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 7 is an undisputed high point of the late romantic repertoire. Having been underestimated for years, the insecure Bruckner won fame and recognition with this colossal masterpiece. The popularity which Bruckner’s Seventh acquired in the Netherlands was due largely to Eduard van Beinum, former chief conductor of the Concertgebouworkest. Daniel Harding now leads the orchestra in the symphony for the first time. An opportunity not to be missed!