Bruckner's Abbey

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Quote from: Spotted Horses on February 18, 2024, 06:54:35 AMIn my case the practical limit is about 15-30 minutes per day, depending on how far below five hours of sleep I am willing to go.

That's about what I spend, actually listening.

By engaging the stereo between my ears, hours of musical enjoyment are mine, every day.  ;)
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...


Quote from: Que on February 18, 2024, 12:45:59 AMWhat's the word on this 7th?
Interestingly this is not late Haitink (appropriately reflected by the picture) - the recording is made up from two live recordings in 1981.

Pretty good but the standouts for me on that label are still the 5th and 6th (which are also much later).  I still desire to listen to his studio efforts in Bruckner.

I always find it odd when the record label uses a picture of the conductor as an old man when the performance dates from when he was younger.  Classic example is Bernstein sony/columbia Mahler.  He was middle aged when he recorded that first cycle, but the picture of the cover is DG era Bernstein.


Quote from: LKB on February 18, 2024, 06:47:05 AMNo luck thus far in locating that specific recording...

You don't stream?


Quote from: LKB on February 18, 2024, 07:05:24 AMThat's about what I spend, actually listening.

By engaging the stereo between my ears, hours of musical enjoyment are mine, every day.  ;)

I like to spend an hour in the morning just listening on my stereo while I have my morning coffee and breakfast.  Anywhere from 1-3 times a week I will also dedicate time in the evening to just listening.

My time at work I'm not counting because I really have it on while I do grading or prep work.


For Lent: Bruckner's motet Vexilla Regis

Text by Venantius Fortunatus :

VEXILLA Regis prodeunt;
fulget Crucis mysterium,
qua vita mortem pertulit,
et morte vitam protulit.

(The banners of the King fly,
now shines the Cross's mystery:
upon it Life did death endure,
and yet by death is Life secure.)

O Crux ave, spes unica,
hoc Passionis tempore!
piis adauge gratiam,
reisque dele crimina.

(Hail Cross, of hopes the most sublime!
Now, in the mournful Passion time;
grant to the just increase of grace,
and every sinner's crimes erase. )

Te, fons salutis Trinitas,
collaudet omnis spiritus:
quibus Crucis victoriam
largiris, adde praemium.

(Blest Trinity, salvation's spring
may every soul Thy praises sing;
to those Thou grantest conquest by
the Holy Cross, rewards supply. Amen. )
"Meet Miss Ruth Sherwood, from Columbus, Ohio, the Middle of the Universe!"

- Brian Aherne introducing Rosalind Russell in  My Sister Eileen (1942)


On Friday, March 1 at 2:00 pm (EST), Manfred Honeck and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester will livestream Bruckner's Ninth. I have loved Honeck's Bruckner recordings with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Elbphilharmonie hall in Hamburg is just gorgeous.

"I set down a beautiful chord on paper—and suddenly it rusts."
—Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)