Bruckner & Wagner: Gewandhaus Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

March 11, 2018, 9:00 am

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Andris Nelsons releases the second installment in his Bruckner cycle with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, released in time for the orchestra’s 275th birthday and Nelsons’ inauguration as its new music director. He brings youthful energy, fluidity, and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner’s monumental sound blocks. By including selected instrumental works by Wagner in the cycle, Nelsons’ idea is to demonstrate the influences but more importantly their differences, for clearly the two men could not have been more disparate in character.