Day 133: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Haitink)

My “office” this morning. It’s another cold and cloudy day in Grand Rapids. Our local weather reporter tells us it’s cloudier in Grand Rapids than it is in Seattle. Or, to put it another way, we sometimes go three weeks without seeing the sun. No wander we’re all pallid and depressed. Nothing that a little … [Read more…]

Day 53: Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (Haitink)

First of all, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all who celebrate this North American holiday. This morning’s conductor of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (WAB 104), titled “Romantic” by Bruckner himself, is Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink (1929-). The orchestra is Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. I encountered Bernard Haitink thrice before in my 144-day project. … [Read more…]