Estimated duration

2 h

Organizer

Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri

Bruckner achieved a breakthrough with his Seventh Symphony at the age of 60. Jukka-Pekka Saraste takes us on a journey into this fervent and lyrical piece.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
conductor

Yefim Bronfman
piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 7

Chief conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste takes us on a journey into a piece where the leisurely fervor and intimate lyricism characteristic of Bruckner’s music are at their most beautiful. “Listening to Bronfman play Beethoven’s familiar concerto is like being in a crowded room when suddenly a profound conversationalist begins to speak and everyone just steps back to listen with rapt attention.” (Chicago Sun-Times)