Day 97: Symphony No. 7 in E Major (Barenboim)

This morning, I begin a new cycle of Bruckner conductors (it’s about time!) all of of whom will show me what they’ve got as they interpret Bruckner’s Seventh. Because this is the start of a new cycle, I thought I’d see a familiar locale in a new way. This is the upper level of a … [Read more…]

Day 20: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Gielen)

This morning’s conductor of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (WAB 102) is Michael Gielen (1927-), an Austrian conductor and composer with a very long and lauded career who just recently (2014) retired from conducting for health reasons. I first encountered Mr. Gielen on Day 4 of my 144-day journey. Of Bruckner’s Second … [Read more…]