Day 100: Symphony No. 7 in E Major (Gielen)

If this blog were a TV series, I’d be celebrating my 100th episode today. There would be cake. And the entire cast. And the media. Cameras. Maybe a few hangers on and groupies. Maybe a few actor-wannabes sprinkled among the throng. For I’ve been blogging every day for 100 days, which deserves a “Huzzah!” just … [Read more…]

Day 34: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Chailly)

This morning’s conductor of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (WAB 103), nicknamed “Wagner,” is Italian Riccardo Chailly (1953-). The orchestra is Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. I first encountered Mr. Chailly on Day 2. My second encounter with Chailly occurred on Day 18. I need to remind myself what’s going on with Symphony No. … [Read more…]