Day 59: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Celibidache)

This morning, I am listening to Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (WAB 109), interpreted by the Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996). According to one web site, his name is pronounced: SER-zhoo Chay-lee-bee-DAH-ke. If you want to read the background info on Maestro Celibidache (and I recommend it; he was a fascinating guy), … [Read more…]

Day 57: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Barenboim)

Here was my “office” last week, at least on one of the mornings. This picture was taken following an overnight rain shower. By mid day it was sunny again: My week at the monastery was sublime. I’d live there if I could. This particular blog isn’t the place to recount my experiences, insights, and research … [Read more…]