Philharmonia Orchestra: Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition at Southbank Centre

About

Schubert never heard his final and greatest symphony performed. The dusty manuscript was discovered by Robert Schumann ten years after the composer's death and the work then received its first public performance under Mendelssohn at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in March 1939. A grand symphony on a Beethovenian scale, Mendelssohn said of the work, 'It is, without doubt, one of the best works which we have recently heard. Bright, fascinating and original throughout, it stands at the head of his instrumental works.' Schumann hailed the symphony for its 'heavenly length' declaring it to be 'the greatest instrumental work since Beethoven's death'.

Director:
Christoph Von Dohnanyi (cond)

Prices

Adult Ticket: £11.00 to £55.00 (USD14.26) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Address
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
Telephone:
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo East. Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, on York Road, on Belvedere Road and on Stamford Street.

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