Day 63: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Klemperer)

First of all, the astute ones among you may notice that today’s Day is #63. Now, since this web site is titled 63 More Days With Bruckner And Me, you’re probably thinking, “This is the end, right? Day 63! Hurrah! You made it!” Unfortunately, that’s not the case. I missed counting by one day. Math … [Read more…]

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 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…]