Day 58: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Barenboim)

This evening, I am listening to Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (WAB 109), interpreted by Argentine-born pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim (1942-), whom I saw conduct the Staatskapelle Berlin in a performance of Bruckner’s Eighth at Carnegie Hall on January 28th of this year. (I’ll never stop bragging about that. It was … [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…]