Tuesday, June 18, 2013
While it rained yesterday afternoon...
...I listened to my CD of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, Kurt Eichhorn conducting the Bruckner Orchester Linz. I listen to it when I want to get my Bruckner freak on:
vast empty cathedral, silent eccentric caretaker moving in shadows along the wall;
Bavarian mountains breathing fog;
old river floating through a valley;
neurotic composer-ghost brushing against me, whispering of the lass afar who walks through evening flower colors;
sun-touched cloudscape a-massing, then a rain of forgotten things;
death wish interjecting, pushed back, disappearing;
another large aspect -- Apotheosis of Substance;
now forest trees standing mysteriously;
village filled with time echoing a child's murmurs;
final swell of nothing else but music being music.
Other listeners will have different visions or none -- "seeing" the symphony in structural terms of development and harmonic transition.
Here's Guilini and the VPO: