Day 144: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Wand)

I made it! Today is the last day of my 144-day journey of discovery of the conductors who and symphonies that interpreted Anton Bruckner’s nine major symphonies. It’s also the last time I will set foot in a Panera restaurant. Yesterday, I had to leave one Panera because their Internet kept slowing down to 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…]