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It's disturbing how proud some music-lovers are about detesting Bruckner

16 March 2024

9:00 AM

16 March 2024

9:00 AM

Big Bruckner Weekend

The Glasshouse, Gateshead

The Magic Flute

London Coliseum, in rep until 30 March

There was a pleasing simplicity about the Glasshouse’s Big Bruckner Weekend. Five concerts, five major works, just one composer. You went big or you went home, and in truth that’s usually the deal with old Anton; in the words of the The Bluffer’s Guide to Music: ‘Bruckner just didn’t write pleasant little recommendable pieces.’

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