Articles tagged 'Bruckner'

Mostly Symphonies 35. / (Dis)Arrangements 11: The Finale of Bruckner’s Ninth

Anton Bruckner died having completed an orchestral draft of all four movements of his Ninth. There are plenty of sketches and autograph pages, and it has been possible to construct a satisfactory performing edition. Many passages deserve to be heard, perhaps some of Bruckner’s most inventive cascading string arpeggios and luminous brass chorales.

Mostly Symphonies 35. / (Dis)Arrangements 11: The Finale of Bruckner’s Ninth

Anton Bruckner died having completed an orchestral draft of all four movements of his Ninth. There are plenty of sketches and autograph pages, and it has been possible to construct a satisfactory performing edition. Many passages deserve to be heard, perhaps some of Bruckner’s most inventive cascading string arpeggios and luminous brass chorales.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.

Mostly Symphonies 32.

It becomes a bit of a game to guess what lies around the corner, like anticipating whether a rogue chef might festoon a sweet dessert with chopped parsley.

Mostly Symphonies 32.

It becomes a bit of a game to guess what lies around the corner, like anticipating whether a rogue chef might festoon a sweet dessert with chopped parsley.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Nine Plus

The Bruckner obsession is now tempered only slightly.

Nine Plus

The Bruckner obsession is now tempered only slightly.

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

Bruckner’s Mass No. 2

Layton and his recording team get proportions in the Mass as right as anyone’s.

Bruckner’s Mass No. 2

Layton and his recording team get proportions in the Mass as right as anyone’s.

Eights and Nines

Here is more proof of my unnatural kinship with St. Anton.

Eights and Nines

Here is more proof of my unnatural kinship with St. Anton.