Masterpieces @home

Because you cannot come to our concert yet, we will come to you. In the “masterpieces@home” series, we present gripping live recordings from our festival archive. Lean back and enjoy the concert videos for free on your sofa, supplemented by short introductions to the works that are being played.

Tchaikovsky 4

Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony begins with a shattering brass fanfare — the “fate" theme that is heard in three of the work’s four movements. Violinist Irina Simon-Renes tells us what in particular moves her about Tchaikovsky's symphony, a work that dramatizes the power of fate.

Live concert recording from 17 August 2019, KKL Luzern

Wagner Overtures

Richard Wagner's music makes the hearts of brass players beat faster, since their instruments get to shine in full glory — especially in the resounding overtures to Rienzi and The Flying Dutchman. Tubist Thomas Keller offers insights into this unique sonic  world.

Live concert recording from 25 August 2018, KKL Luzern

Bruckner 7

Up until the premiere of his Seventh Symphony, real success had evaded Anton Bruckner — but the tides changed with this work. To this day, the Seventh is likely his most popular work — and quite rightly so! Violinist Korbinian Altenberger shows how Bruckner unfolds a magnificent theme right from the beginning, unfurling it into a kind of endless melody.

Live concert recording from 25 August 2018, KKL Luzern

Interested in hearing the Lucerne Festival Orchestra live?

You can find a list of their programs for the 2021 Summer Festival here: symphonies by Bruckner, Mahler, and Rachmaninoff led by Riccardo Chailly and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.