Staatskapelle Berlin on tour: Bruckner-Cycle in Japan and New York

Anton Bruckner’s symphonies thunder with apocalyptic power, weep with unaffected grief, dance with earthy country humor, and astonish with their sheer magnificence of sound. Most of all, Bruckner’s symphonies are transcendent experiences that communicate a sense of the divine like no other orchestral music.

For the first time in the history of Carnegie Hall, the numbered symphonies of the revered Austrian master will be performed in a single season. Daniel Barenboim, one of the great Bruckner conductors of our time, returns to the Hall after a four-year absence to lead the legendary Staatskapelle Berlin, pairing Bruckner’s symphonies with selected works by Mozart, including two of the composer’s magnificent Sinfonia concertantes. Barenboim also showcases his versatility, wit, and artistry when he leads several of Mozart’s most celebrated piano concertos from the keyboard—works with expressive breadth that brilliantly complement Bruckner’s music.