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Janowski Returns

Wednesday

01.06.2022

19:30 — Victoria Hall

series R

Grand Mécène

Thursday

02.06.2022

20:15 — Salle Métropole

Series Lausanne

Grand Mécène

programme

Marek Janowski
Direction

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No 5 in B flat major


the music

This is the great return of Marek Janowski, former musical and artistic director of the OSR (2005-12), who led the orchestra on the splendid adventure of recording all Nine Symphonies of Anton Bruckner, a rarity for a Latin orchestra.

Symphony No. 5 is one of the largest ever written by the great Austrian composer. With its simple basic material, barely a motif, which Bruckner manipulates in all directions, and its gigantic double fugue finale, which seems to synthesise and bring to a close all the fugues in the world, this symphony goes beyond the smallest of humanity to the cosmos.

Bruckner was justifiably proud of this work, all architecture and light, "It is the best I have done in counterpoint", he said. Having overcome his devotion to the god Wagner, he set off towards new horizons. Entering into metaphysical realms, on a long journey in search for the divine, which he would sadly never reach; thus leaving his final symphony unfinished.
 



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