Day 60: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Furtwangler)

My office this morning is Bagel Beanery. I’m a sucker for bagels, anyway. Plus, I like the coffee here. And the free wifi (does anyone charge for wifi any more?). I can sit here for four hours, if I want to, for the price of a bagel and coffee. I call that a bargain…best I … [Read more…]

Day 23: Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (Klemperer)

My office today is a return to my favorite library and this view of the rolling hills behind it. I love this place. This afternoon, I am listening to Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (WAB 104), nicknamed “Romantic,” interpreted by German-born conductor and composer Otto Klemperer (1885-1973). Prior to this Bruckner … [Read more…]