Events for October 2016
About this Concert:
Get a glimpse of heaven, as Bruckner paints a picture of otherworldly serenity and beauty in his soaring Eighth.
- Minnesota Orchestra
- Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Symphony No. 8
- Stanislaw Skrowaczewski’s hands were injured as a boy in wartime Poland when a German bomber attacked his neighborhood—ending his dream of becoming a concert pianist.
- Skrowaczewski backpacked and mountain climbed well into his 80s—always wearing a little bell on his belt to warn off bears and cougars.
- No conductor in the world has earned more praise for his interpretations of Bruckner’s symphonies than Skrowaczewski.
- Bruckner was one of the 19th century’s most painfully shy and unlucky-in-love composers.
- The slow movement of his Eighth is arguably the most beautiful music he ever wrote.