John Storgårds and Matthew McDonald

Anton Bruckner wrestled with self-doubt, frequently revising his symphonies – but not his Sixth. He called the unconventional work with the eerie Scherzo, not without seriousness, his “cheekiest”. It will be conducted by John Storgårds, who makes his debut with the orchestra. Before the symphony, Matthew McDonald, 1st principal bass of the Philharmoniker, presents a world premiere: Gerald Barry describes his concerto for double bass as a dreamlike scene.

Berliner Philharmoniker

John Storgårds

Matthew McDonald

Programme Guide

© 2021 Berlin Phil Media GmbH

Related interviews


John Storgårds conductor
Carl Nielsen composer
Gerald Barry composer
Matthew McDonald double bass
Anton Bruckner composer

Our recommendations

Help Contact
How to watch Newsletter Institutional Access Access Vouchers
Legal notice Terms of use Privacy Policy