16, 17 December 2020

Symphony No. 9 | Valery Gergiev, conductor

Bruckner's Swan Song

Tickets & Programme
These concerts are unplaced. You can indicate with your order whether you want to sit in the main hall, on the balcony or on stage. Your seat will be designated by one of the staff of the Concertgebouw. Please notice: You are required to bring a face mask and wear it when entering and moving through the Concertgebouw. This applies to everyone over the age of 13.
December 2020 Wednesday 21:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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December 2020 Thursday 21:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 9

A highlight for lovers of the great symphonic repertoire: Valery Gergiev conducts the Concertgebouworkest in Bruckner’s monumental swan song, his Symphony No. 9.

Valery Gergiev conducts Bruckner

When Valery Gergiev conducts Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, you can expect a particularly intense concert. Hearing this monumental symphony is always an experience, especially with Gergiev conducting, the Russian conductor who is known for his passionate style, idiosyncratic vision and empathy

Unrivalled eloquence and intensity

The Ninth, more than Bruckner’s earlier symphonies, is imbued with a tragic and spiritual intensity: it is with this work that he knowingly says farewell to life. Throughout the many years it took him to compose the work, he would say, ‘The Ninth will be my masterpiece. I just ask God that He will let me live long enough to complete it.’ Unfortunately, that was not meant to be. The final movement would remain unfinished. But the three completed movements are of an unrivalled eloquence and intensity.