Articles tagged 'Bruckner'

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.

Armchair Operas 6.

Eighty sluggish minutes dramatize three months in Bruckner’s life. The insecure 43-year-old spent the summer of 1867 at Bad Kreuzen wrestling with a decision: to leave Linz and seek his fortune in Vienna as a composer, or journey to Mexico.

Armchair Operas 6.

Eighty sluggish minutes dramatize three months in Bruckner’s life. The insecure 43-year-old spent the summer of 1867 at Bad Kreuzen wrestling with a decision: to leave Linz and seek his fortune in Vienna as a composer, or journey to Mexico.

Threes and Sevens

Is Brucknerophilia a recognized medical condition? I caught it early in life and find that it grows worse, by which I mean better, with age.

Threes and Sevens

Is Brucknerophilia a recognized medical condition? I caught it early in life and find that it grows worse, by which I mean better, with age.

Six Curious Pair Bonds

Christina Pluhar makes her Virgin début with this offering — arrangements of some of Monteverdi’s “greatest hits,” alongside lesser-known but no less endearing pieces, largely from the middle or late madrigal books.

Six Curious Pair Bonds

Christina Pluhar makes her Virgin début with this offering — arrangements of some of Monteverdi’s “greatest hits,” alongside lesser-known but no less endearing pieces, largely from the middle or late madrigal books.

Three, by Two

Bruckner’s Third mass is not in fact his third, nor are the numbers of his symphonies reflective of their chronology.

Three, by Two

Bruckner’s Third mass is not in fact his third, nor are the numbers of his symphonies reflective of their chronology.

Mostly Symphonies 3.

“…[W]e still sorely missed the symphonie that Rameau never wrote. And so we created it ourselves.”

Mostly Symphonies 3.

“…[W]e still sorely missed the symphonie that Rameau never wrote. And so we created it ourselves.”

Fresh and Canned

Wozzeck may be this season’s biggest surprise at The Metropolitan Opera.

Fresh and Canned

Wozzeck may be this season’s biggest surprise at The Metropolitan Opera.

Romantic, Impressionist, Complexist: Bruckner, Griffes, Ferneyhough

His Fourth Symphony, noted especially for its distinctive hunting-call scherzo, is probably Bruckner’s most famous score.

Romantic, Impressionist, Complexist: Bruckner, Griffes, Ferneyhough

His Fourth Symphony, noted especially for its distinctive hunting-call scherzo, is probably Bruckner’s most famous score.

Mostly Symphonies

Tal’s six tightly coiled symphonies excite like no other covered here.

Mostly Symphonies

Tal’s six tightly coiled symphonies excite like no other covered here.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.