Bruckner Time

Tonight, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin bring the first performance cycle in American history to Carnegie Hall (I’ll be reviewing tonight’s concert, and Symphony Nos. 5 and 9 for the New York Classical Review). Bruckner is a major symphonic composer, and in the eyes of some the greatest symphonist. That may see a bizarre … Continue reading Bruckner Time

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Consumer Reports

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PLAYLIST Week 4, 2014

Research Division: * Schoenberg: [*Pierrot Lunaire, Chamber Symphony No. 1*](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MRP1S2/ref=dm_ws_ps_cdp?ie=UTF8&qid=1390852113&s=music&sr=8-3), Anja Silja, Robert Craft, Philharmonia Orchestra * Schoenberg: [*Chamber Symphony No. 2*](http://www.amazon.com/Schoenberg-Chamber-Symphony-No-2/dp/B0015DM3EM/ref=pd_sim_m_4), Robert Craft, Philharmonia Orchestra * Berg: [*Pierre Boulez Edition*](http://www.amazon.com/Berg-Pierre-Boulez/dp/B002MXN2A8/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1390852313&sr=1-1&keywords=berg+pierre+boulez) * Bruckner: [Complete Symphonies](http://www.amazon.com/Bruckner-Complete-Symphonies-Staatskapelle-Dresden/dp/B00D56ADAS/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1390852350&sr=1-4&keywords=bruckner+jochum+symphonies), Eugen Jochum, Staatskapelle Dresden