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Bruckner and Messiaen

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Bruckner and Messiaen

Bruckner and Messiaen

Duration: 104 min | Rating: All Ages

Sir Simon Rattle conducts two composers as united in their devotion to the Catholic faith as they are divergent in their approaches to writing music, one presenting a series of lively episodes and the other a dramatic opus. The grandiose scale of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, performed here in the 1939 edition, was prepared by musicologist Robert Haas and is starkly contrasted with Olivier Messiaen’s Couleurs de la cité céleste, performed by a reduced orchestra centred on the piano.

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