Join the de Havilland Orchestra for a night of fifth symphonies from the Austro-German tradition, conducted by Robin Browning.
Both Beethoven and Bruckner took some time over the composition of their fifth symphonies – in Beethoven’s case four years, during which time he composed many other notable works before finally finishing his Fifth Symphony.
So we begin with arguably the best known fifth symphony ever – Beethoven’s Fifth. Our second half will be another fifth symphony, premiered nearly 90 years later. Anton Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony uses very similar orchestration and was a ‘work in progress’ for some 20 years between the beginning of its composition to the actual orchestral premiere.