A New Chapter Begins Today: 63 More Days!

If you’re reading this (whoever “you” are), you can follow me on the next leg of my journey through nine of Anton Bruckner’s major symphonies on 63 More Days With Bruckner And Me. Over there, I’m listening to Daniel Barenboim conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. It’s one of the … [Read more…]

Day 144: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Wand)

I made it! Today is the last day of my 144-day journey of discovery of the conductors who and symphonies that interpreted Anton Bruckner’s nine major symphonies. It’s also the last time I will set foot in a Panera restaurant. Yesterday, I had to leave one Panera because their Internet kept slowing down to a … [Read more…]

Day 142: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Solti)

My “office” this morning is a local Starbucks, where me and my ninja are enjoying a slice of Iced Lemon Pound Cake and cup of Blonde Roast Coffee. I took special note that today is Day 142, which means I only have two days left in my 144-day exploration of Bruckner’s symphonies. After I finish … [Read more…]

Day 132: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Gielen)

My “office” this morning. Thanks to discussions today in the Anton Bruckner group on Facebook, I’ve changed my mind again about what I’m calling “Phase Two” of my Bruckner project. A Bruckner group member named Michael mentioned the late conductor Sergiu Celibdache and pointed out that even though Celibdache’s EMI box set was out of … [Read more…]