Richard Bratby

It’s disturbing how proud some music-lovers are about detesting Bruckner

Plus: there's still time to catch Simon McBurney's compassionate, deliriously inventive Magic Flute at ENO

Finesse and affection: the string players of the Royal Northern Sinfonia perform Bruckner's String Quintet. Image: Tynesight Photography

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