Friday, March 2, 2012

Bruckner -- Symphony No. 9

Bruckner. His Symphony No. 4 is distinctive -- an extended idyll or pastoral, with woodwinds more present than in later works. Then, Symphonies 5, 6, 7, and 8 -- who can describe or explain those vast stratocumulus clouds of sound, sunlit and mystically tinged? Finally, the 9th -- a numinous statement from the heart of world, yet the human heart is also woven into the musical dream.

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