Houston Symphony Broadcast

Austrian Masters

Music by Mozart and Bruckner in a concert from this past April.

The next Houston Symphony Broadcast features two of the great Austrian composers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Anton Bruckner, respectively.

First, violinist Karen Gomyo joins the orchestra and guest conductor Thomas Søndergård in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216, which the composer wrote at the age of 19. The concerto is sometimes referred to as the “Straßburg” for the third movement’s opening theme, based on a tune local to the city of Strasbourg.

The concert concludes with the Seventh Symphony by Anton Bruckner. This was the most successful of the composer’s works in that genre, and remains one of the most popular in his oeuvre. Like his contemporary Gustav Mahler, Bruckner is known for the great magnitude and grandeur of his symphonic works, infusing them with a rich, late Romantic style, and stretching them to their limits in length.

Tune in for this concert Sunday (11/20) on News 88.7 or Wednesday (11/23) on Houston Public Media Classical at 8 PM.

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