Classical music

Bruckner, Wagner & Schoenberg Part I

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours emerge from dark timpani strokes to open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season.

Across two programmes, Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen makes connections between the music of Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner.

In Siegfried’s cataclysmic death scene from Götterdämmerung, Wagner traverses the full range of human emotion, while Bruckner brings a sense of daring into his Sixth Symphony through powerful melodies that grow out of a tingling rhythm in the strings.

Framed by the two earlier works, Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung heralds a new era in music. Schoenberg’s spellbinding sonorities ‘represent in slow motion everything that occurs during a single second of maximum spiritual excitement’.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Angela Denoke soprano


Wagner: Siegfried's Death and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Schoenberg: Erwartung - opera in 1 act for soprano & orchestra
Bruckner: Symphony No.6

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Royal Festival Hall


£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).