Heras-Casado begins the year with Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony

Pablo Heras-Casado’s first commitment in 2021 will be to conduct Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony in A major, WAB 106 on January 28 at the National Music Auditorium. The Maestro will lead the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid in offering the most “audacious” symphony by the Austrian composer. 

Pablo Heras-Casado continues his commitment to complete the integral project of Bruckner’s symphonies. Until now he has conducted the First, Second, Fifth and Seventh Symphonies with the Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real.

Anton Bruckner, a great organ virtuoso and admirer of Wagner, wrote the sixth of his symphonies between 1879 and 1881. The work was premiered by his student Gustav Mahler with the Vienna Philharmonic. The composer himself described his work as “the sixth is the most daring”: Die Sechste ist die keckste.

After this concert in the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Maestro returns to the Teatro Real to conduct the third production of the Ring of the Nibelung.

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