Tag Archives: Anton Bruckner

From Darkness Into the Light

I often think there should be some pause in the middle of a Bruckner symphony, to let the audience stand and move a bit.  Something similar to the seventh inning stretch in baseball, but without singing “Take Me Out To … Continue reading

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A Ruggedly Vigorous Musical Joke

“Bruckner’s Scherzi are outstanding for their freshness and rugged vigor, and this one is no exception.” Benjamin Korstvedt In most of Bruckner’s Symphonies, the second movement is a slow movement.  Here in the Eighth, he has reversed his normal ordering … Continue reading

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Regular Irregularity, or Round Pegs in Square Holes

The last post delved into some of the issues surrounding the multiple editions of Bruckner’s Symphonies, and the obstacles they imposed on me as a student.  It’s high time we got a bit more into the music.  There are things … Continue reading

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