Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Marek Janowski

The programme for this event has had to be changed as a result of the coronavirus situation

Bruckner’s Fifth to mark the anniversary

Concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle are currently subject to coronavirus-related restrictions. This event is therefore going ahead with an amended programme and reduced seating capacity. There will be two concerts on 12 November 2020 at 18:30 and 21:00.

The concert was part of the »NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Subscription D«. We will be in touch directly with subscribers to notify them of all alternative options.

Beit Wagner, Strauss, Brahms – or Anton Bruckner: maestro Marek Janowski has an international reputation as an expert on the German Romantic orchestral repertoire. For several years now the current chief conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic has regularly guest-conducted the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. In the jubilee season marking the orchestra's 75th anniversary, he also joins in its longstanding Bruckner tradition.

The composer himself called his Fifth Symphony, completed in 1875, his »masterpiece«: in this work, he took a variety of composition techniques to extremes. The finale, for example, is an overwhelming double fugue that climaxes in a solemn chorale, to be played »fortefortissimo right to the end«, as Bruckner wrote in the score. He also gave the symphony two unofficial nicknames, the »Catholic« symphony or the »Symphony of Faith«. The great conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, incidentally, regarded the fourth movement as nothing less than »the most monumental finale in all of history«.


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

conductor Marek Janowski


Anton Bruckner
Sinfonie Nr. 5 B-Dur

CANCELLED: Einführung
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Großer Saal


NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Subscription D

Promoter: NDR