Day 88: Symphony No. 6 in A Major (Karajan)

My “office” this morning. Back to the loft at a local Panera Bread Co. Now I know why my cat likes high places. I like the view from here. Been doing a lot of pondering lately. Mortality. Especially the passing of iconic actress Debbie Reynolds one day after the passing of her famous daughter, Carrie. … [Read more…]

Day 72: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major (Karajan)

My “office” first thing this morning – the restaurant near my actual office. Sometimes, I really enjoy just being out and about, having coffee (or, as is the case this morning, Greek Gods yogurt – Black Cherry flavor – and Smart Water), watching people, listening to Bruckner, and typing these words. My favorite thing to … [Read more…]

Day 56: Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (Karajan)

This morning’s conductor of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (WAB 104), titled “Romantic” by Bruckner himself, is another heavy hitter in the world of conductors – Austrian Herbert Von Karajan (1908-1989). If Karajan was one of Tolkien’s rings in his The Lord of the Rings novels, he’d be the One to … [Read more…]