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Bayreuth Festival

Bayreuth Festival

Bayreuth, Germany, is home to this annual festival devoted to the performance of operas by Richard Wagner. Wagner launched the festival in 1876 to showcase a variety of German music and did not intend for his compositions to be the focus. The event was plagued by financial problems in its early years, but survived through state intervention and the support of influential Wagnerians, including Ludwig II of Bavaria and Adolf Hitler. Who did Hitler beg—unsuccessfully—to lead the festival? More… Discuss

Special Evening at the Concert: Celebrating Bruckner – Symphony No.7, in E major, WAB107 – Harnoncourt/WPh(2007Live)

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No.7 in E major, WAB107
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Wiener Philharmoniker
Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 26 8/2007

  1. Allegro moderato E major.
  2. Adagio.  C-sharp minor
  3. Scherzo.  A minor 
  4. Finale.  E major
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Symphony No. 7 in E major”
Anton Bruckner.jpg
Dedication Ludwig II of Bavaria
Composed 1881–1883
Premiere Arthur Nikisch, 30 December 1884, Stadttheater, Leipzig
First published 1885
Other editions ed. Robert Haas, 1944
ed. Leopold Nowak, 1954
First recording Oskar FriedBerlin Staatskapelle, 1924

Anton Bruckner‘s Symphony No. 7 in E major (WAB 107) is one of his best-known symphonies. It was written between 1881 and 1883 and was revised in 1885. It is dedicated to Ludwig II of Bavaria. The premiere, given under Arthur Nikisch and theGewandhaus Orchestra in the opera house at Leipzig on 30 December 1884,[1] brought Bruckner the greatest success he had known in his life. The symphony is sometimes referred to as the “Lyric”, though the appellation is not the composer’s own, and is seldom used.


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