Day 128: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Wand)

This is the last day of listening to Bruckner’s Eighth! Tomorrow starts a new chapter – Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, which (as Nigel Tufnel tells us) is “the saddest of all keys.” Actually, this time Nigel may be right since Anton Bruckner died before he could finish his Ninth. This morning’s conductor … [Read more…]

Day 48: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Wand)

This morning’s conductor of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (WAB 103), nicknamed “Wagner,” is German-born Gunter Wand (1912-2002), someone – thanks to reviews on Amazon and elsewhere – I had been eager to hear when I first began my project back on October 3, 2016. My experiences with and opinions of his … [Read more…]