Anton Bruckner, Eleven Symphonies (The Bruckner Red Book) is a systematic account of the different versions of Bruckner’s symphonic and symphony-style works. It includes comprehensive discussions of the versions and variants of the nine numbered symphonies from 1866 to 1896 including the sketches for the finale of the Ninth, as well as the string quartet [...]
From the Classical Vault Dept.: Bill Carragan made his name as a Bruckner scholar – he completed that composer’s unfinished ninth symphony, as well as producing performing editions of others of those symphonies – while working as a physics professor. And he has turned his formidable powers to other musical challenges as [...]
This is a preview or trailer for my article “Eighty Years of the Bruckner Second”, a longitudinal survey of 148 performances of that symphony from 1938 to 2017, to be published in the next issue of The Bruckner Journal.
A wonderful, elegant, and monumental experience, this cigar: CAO Flathead "Steel Horse", 6½ inches long, 66 ring gauge. Most cigars are less than 56 ring gauge. It's the biggest cigar I have smoked since three years ago when I started to sing and edit for the Antiochian Orthodox Church. Bruckner would have loved it, and [...]