Saturday 19th January 2008 at 7:45pm

Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner

Programme Jan 2008Schubert Overture - 'Rosamunde'

Strauss Duett-Concertino
   soloists - Massimo Roman (clarinet)
   & Stephen Fuller (bassoon)

BrucknerSymphony No. 7

Schubert wrote much charming, tuneful music in his short life and this overture shows both these qualities. Strauss’s solo clarinet masquerades as a princess and the bassoon as a bear who turns into a prince when they dance together. Bruckner’s symphonies are like magnificent cathedrals in splendour, the famous slow movement of the Seventh being a glorious tribute to his idol, Wagner.