The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is playing Anton Bruckner’s symphonies from 1 through 9 over the course of a year and a half. As part of this Bruckner cycle, we’re making a series of podcasts called Negen gezichten van Bruckner. Why are these symphonies so legendary? And why do they arouse so much emotion? Jet Berkhout discusses Bruckner’s Third Symphony with Bruckner expert Axel Meijer and several musicians form the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Each episode focuses on one of the symphonies, using fragments of the music to explain and explore the main high points in each symphony.
The first episode looks at the Third Symphony. Jet Berkhout speaks with Axel Meijer and violist Michael Gieler. Discover the Bruckner rhythm, a polka and Bruckner in conversation with someone who might well be his mother.
Bruckner’s Fifth symphony
Klaus Mäkelä with Anton Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 5
Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8
Conducted by Christian Thielemann
Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2
In the Bruckner Cycle, Andrew Manze conducts the Second Symphony
Bruckner: Symphony No. 1
Vladimir Jurowski leads Bruckner’s First Symphony in the Bruckner Cycle
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6
Simone Young conducts Bruckner’s Sixth in the Bruckner Cycle
Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9
In the Bruckner Cycle, Riccardo Chailly conducts the Ninth Symphony