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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 … Continue reading

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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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