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 51: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Celibidache)

My “office” this morning is the library, one of my favorite places to be. When I was a kid, I loved the library and spent hours there, sitting on the floor beside stacks of books stretching as far as the eye could see, reading. Then, I’d check out a load of books that nearly dwarfed … [Read more…]

Day 13: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Celibidache)

My “office’ this morning is home. I’ve positioned my desk to face out on the small lake behind our place. It’s a blustery March day, which signals a change in the weather. In this case, the temperature is dropping. But it’s a pretty view nonetheless. This morning, I’m listening to Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in … [Read more…]