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 52: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Furtwangler)

This morning, I am listening to Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (WAB 108), interpreted by the legendary German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwangler (1886-1954). This time, his orchestra is the Wiener Philharmoniker, also known as the Vienna Philharmonic. I’m not going to repeat the background on Maestro Furtwangler, although I do suggest … [Read more…]