Day 63: Thank you!

Simone Young was the last conductor, and this is my last post to 63 More Days With Bruckner and Me. Thank you to everyone who spent even a minute reading my blogs. Thank you to the conductors. Thank you to the orchestras. And a very big THANK YOU to Anton Bruckner, a composer who equals … [Read more…]

Day 1: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor (Barenboim)

Today, while a very rare February thunderstorm drenches our fair city, I am listening to Bruckner’s Symphony No. 1 in C Minor (WAB 101), nicknamed “The Saucy Maid,” interpreted by Argentine-born pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim (1942-), whom I saw conduct the Staatskapelle Berlin at Carnegie Hall on January 28th of this year. The symphony … [Read more…]