Under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra’s sold-out performances of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony were recorded within the magnificent soaring arches of the Abbey of St. Florian in Linz, Austria, during the 2006 Brucknerfest. Hear it now at Severance Hall. Divine in inspiration and resounding in space. Paired with Alban Berg’s angelic Violin Concerto, a moving musical tribute to Alma Mahler’s daughter.
At a Glance
BERG - Violin Concerto
BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 5
This concert is sponsored by Baker Hostetler,
a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.
Julia Fischer’s appearance with The Cleveland Orchestra
is made possible by a gift to the Orchestra’s Guest Artist Fund
from The Sherwick Fund.
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
by Alban Berg (1885-1935)
1. Andante and Allegro
2. Allegro and Adagio
with Julia Fischer, violin
Symphony No. 5
by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
1. Adagio — Allegro
3. Scherzo: Molto vivace — Trio
4. Finale: Adagio — Allegro moderato
The concert will end at approximately 10:10 p.m.
Free Concert Preview:
“Angels and Demons”
with speaker Rabbi Roger Klein,
of The Temple – Tifereth Israel
Reinberger Chamber Hall in Severance Hall
Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders. Previews are held prior to every Cleveland Orchestra subscription concert, beginning 1 hour before the performance. This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.
About the Music
“Quick Insights” are three-minute concert previews created by WCLV and with information and a musical sample of one great work being performed by The Cleveland Orchestra each week. Each “Quick Insight” is adapted from The Cleveland Orchestra’s Archives and related musical material to take you inside the music.
Listen to the MP3 Quick Insight for this concert.
Commentary and historical background about the music are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time.
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The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Möst’s latest live DVD recording of Bruckner, featuringt the Eighth Symphony, was released in the United States in May 2011 and telecast in the United States and Europe.
The Eighth Symphony is the fourth DVD in a series featuring the Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst performing Bruckner symphonies in three historic venues. The Fifth Symphony was recorded at St. Florian Cathedral in Linz, Austria, and the Ninth Symphony at Vienna’s Musikverein. Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 and 8 were recorded at Severance Hall.
Bruckner's Fourth Symphony will be recorded at St. Florian Cathedral in Linz during The Cleveland Orchestra's 2012 European Festival Tour in August.
This series of Bruckner DVD recordings featuring
The Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst’s direction
was created in partnership and with generous support
from Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich and Clasart.