Blazing With Calm, Splendorous Lux Sancta

The Finale is “the most significant movement of my life” Anton Bruckner, on the Finale of Symphony No. 8 Bruckner worked very hard on the Finale of his Eighth, and was very proud of the results.  Unfortunately, not everyone at the time saw it the same as Anton.  Very unfortunately, one of the first persons... Continue Reading →

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 The Ballgame”.  The slow movement of Symphony No. 8 is a good example of why... Continue Reading →

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