Day 113: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Barenboim)

This morning, I begin a new 16-day cycle of Anton Bruckner symphonies and their conductors. Also, I begin the countdown to seeing today’s conductor (Daniel Barenboim) work his magic at Carnegie Hall, interpreting today’s symphony (Bruckner’s Eighth) before my very eyes. I’m stoked. But enough of my yakkin’. Let’s boogie. This morning’s conductor of Anton … [Read more…]

Day 33: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Barenboim)

This morning begins a new chapter. Today, I start the next 16-day leg of my 144-day journey – this time, listening to Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (WAB 103), nicknamed “Wagner,” from the perspective of 15 different conductors (Eugen Jochum conducts each symphony twice; in two different box sets). This morning’s conductor of … [Read more…]

Day 1: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor (Barenboim)

This morning starts 144 consecutive days of exploring the symphonic works of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). It’s 144 days because there are nine symphonies and 16 box sets (9×16=144), representing some 14-17 different conductors who recorded Bruckner over the last 50-60 years in venues around the world. I decided to listen to the symphonies … [Read more…]