During his first term as Chief Conductor in Dresden (2001-2003), a deep connection between the maestro and the orchestra developed that has not faded since. Janowski appreciates the unique qualities of the orchestra and was one of the first artists to return to Dresden as a guest conductor after the opening of the new concert hall in 2017. Since then all of his concerts in the new hall with the Dresden Philharmonic have been absolute program highlights.
His inaugural concert is dedicated to one of the monumental works of the late romantic period. Bruckner’s 8th symphony is not only a solitaire of 19th century symphonic compositions, it is also a piece of repertoire that Janowski is deeply familiar with. He previously recorded Bruckner’s entire symphonic cycle with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Pentatone). Without a doubt, Bruckner’s symphonies, in addition to the other great symphonic works of the romantic and late romantic era, comprise the works of Janowski's core repertoire. In addition, he is well-known for his performances of works from the classical era and late 20th century compositions. The Dresden Philharmonic will also experience the continuation of the tradition of opera concertante with performances of The Valkyries, Fidelio and many more.
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The concert will be broadcast live by MDR Kultur.
31st of August 2019, Saturday, 7:30 PM
1st of September 2019, Sunday, 6:00 PM
Kulturpalast Dresden, Concert Hall
Anton Bruckner: Symphony Nr. 8 in c-minor (1890 version)