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Heaven and Earth / Belief and Beyond Belief: Ideology

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

Hear music by Wagner and Bruckner's Symphony No.7 at this concert, conducted by Marek Janowski.

Bruckner first heard the opening of his Seventh Symphony in a dream – played by an angel. You can believe it: that heavenly opening tune is just our first glimpse of a limitless musical landscape, a world of sunlit peaks, shaded valleys and – at its very heart – Bruckner's noble, deeply-felt tribute to the man he called his 'beloved Master', Richard Wagner.

For conductor Marek Janowski, there's no more fitting prelude to Bruckner's Seventh than some of Wagner's most overwhelmingly emotional music. Forget any preconceptions about Wagner and forget yourself: as Bruckner knew better than anyone, it's really all about love.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marek Janowski conductor
Egils Silins bass


Wagner: Overture, Der fliegende Holländer; Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind! (Wotan's farewell) from Die Walküre, Act 3; Der Augen leuchtendes Paar from Die Walküre, Act 3; Loge, hör! Lausche hieher! (Magic fire music) from Die Walküre, Act 3
Bruckner: Symphony No.7

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