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 11: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Barenboim)

Today, I start another cycle – this time Bruckner’s Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor WAB 103 (nicknamed “Wagner Symphony”), 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. NOTE: I have two Barenboim CD box sets for … [Read more…]