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Live from Canada, Rafael Payare and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra take on Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, one of the Austrian master's most beloved works—and one that helped establish him as a major composer of the nineteenth century. A veritable monument of lyricism, the symphony follows the traditional four-movement structure, and includes a splendid second-movement Adagio as one of its highlights. During the performance, keep an eye out for a sight rarely-seen on modern concert stages: the octobass! Just a handful of these very large string instruments exist in the world today and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra became the first ensemble to add one to its roster in 2016.
Photo: Rafael Payare © Bjørn Bertheussen
Wednesday, August 10, 2022