Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Bruckner - Symphony No. 7
Friday, January 25, 2013
Yannick's recordings of Bruckner are hailed by critics. Our new maestro believes the great Philadelphia Sound is perfectly suited for Bruckner's rich, bold orchestrations. Yannick considers Bruckner to be one of his favorite composers and in his first season as music director, he imparts his own passionate conviction about this great Viennese master. Bruckner himself was deeply influenced by Wagner, especially after attending a performance of Wagner's opera Parsifal. Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, named for his newborn son, was a love letter to his wife, Cosima; a chamber ensemble gathered at their home to perform it for her on Christmas morning.