Day 141: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Skrowaczewski)

This morning’s conductor of Anton Bruckner’s unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D Minor WAB 109 (dedicated “to the beloved God”) is Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (1923-), the famed Polish-born artist who even has a web site with a cool name: Seeking The Infinite, which is also the title of a very fine biography about him by Dr. … [Read more…]

Day 84: Symphony No. 6 in A Major (Gielen)

My “office” this morning. I didn’t leave home, partly because it’s Christmas Day and no restaurant is open. But mostly because it’s Christmas Day and I would rather brew my own cup of coffee, pop in the classic 1947 movie Miracle On 34th Street, and watch the sun rise over the lake out back while … [Read more…]

Day 75: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major (Paternostro)

My “office” this morning (at least for the first 2-3 hours of the day) is, once again, Baker Book House – the largest bookstore in the Midwest, server of delicious coffee, maker of scones so delectable you’d swear they were not scones at all; rather, French pastry, and keeper of hours from 7am to 11pm, … [Read more…]