Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. Weeknights at seven.

This week Bill explores the music and life of Anton Bruckner.

The latest installment in our series of composer biographies presents the 19th century Austrian, Anton Bruckner. We’ll explore his work and his life, from his childhood in a small farming village outside Linz to his final decades in Vienna. Bruckner was a devoted Roman Catholic who spent years as a chorister at the Monastery of St. Florian, and later served as the cathedral organist in Linz, where he established a reputation for his improvisatory skills. He was often dragged into the wrong side of critical debates on the evolving course of music, and in his lifetime his status never rose to the level it has today. Join us as we explore his works from new perspectives, and consider for yourself Bruckner’s place in the classical music canon.

PLAYLIST Monday 3/1/21

0:00:05 16:10
Bruckner, Anton Adagio from String Quintet in F Major (excerpt)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Vladimir Ashkenazy
String Quintet in F Major
Ondine 920-2

0:03:02 6:00
Bruckner, Anton
Pange Lingua, WAB 33, “Tantum Ergo”
Dresdner Kreuzchor/Martin Flamig
Ave Maria – Bruckner Motets Capriccio 10081

0:10:13 4:57
Bruckner, Anton Tantum Ergo- Lento, Solenne, Poco Adagio
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section
Performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section
Albany TR 1003

0:15:58 16:02
Bruckner, Anton Adagio from String Quintet in F Major
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Vladimir Ashkenazy
String Quintet in F Major
Ondine 920-2

0:34:05 16:10
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony in F Minor – I.
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Vladimir Ashkenazy
String Quintet in F Major – Symphony No. 1
Ondine 920-2

0:51:32 5:24
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony in F Minor – III. Scherzo
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Vladimir Ashkenazy
String Quintet in F Major – Symphony No. 1
Ondine 920-2

PLAYLIST Tuesday 3/2/21

0:00:00 1:30
Bruckner, Anton
Mass No. 3 in F Minor: Sanctus (excerpt)
Symphonieorchester Der Bayerischen Rundfunks/Eugen Jochum
Bruckner: Masses Nos 1-3
DG 4796367

0:03:38 00:40
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor – I. Ziemlich Schnell (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
Bruckner: Symphony No. 2
London 436154-1

0:05:07 19:35
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor – I. Ziemlich Schnell (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
Bruckner: Symphony No. 2
London 436154-1

0:29:28 00:40
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 3 in D, “Wagner Symphony” – I. Gemassight, mehr bewegt, misterioso (excerpt)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Osmo Vanska Symphony No. 3 in D Minor
Hyperion CDA 67200

0:30:32 20:42
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 3 in D, “Wagner Symphony” – I. Gemassight, mehr bewegt, misterioso
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Osmo Vanska Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

0:51:44 4:54
Bruckner, Anton
Te Deum in C, WAB 45 – IV, V (excerpt)
Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic/Bruno Walter
Bruckner: Te Deum; Mozart: Requiem
Sony 64480

0:57:15 1:44
Bruckner, Anton
Mass No. 3 in F Minor: Sanctus (excerpt)
Symphonieorchester Der Bayerischen Rundfunks/Eugen Jochum
Bruckner: Masses Nos 1-3
DG 4796367

PLAYLIST Wednesday 3/3/21

0:00:00 2:18
Bruckner, Anton
Klavierstuck in E-flat, WAB 119
Fumiko Shiraga, piano
Bruckner: Piano Works
BIS 1297

0:04:17 19:03
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No.4 in E-Flat – I, II, III
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major ‘Romantic’
DG 4317192

0:25:45 1:06
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No.4 in E-Flat – II. (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major ‘Romantic’
DG 4317192

0:27:03 16:18
Bruckner, Anton Symphony No.4 in E-Flat – II.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major ‘Romantic’
DG 4317192

0:44:26 0:46
Bruckner, Anton Symphony No.4 in E-Flat – III (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major ‘Romantic’
DG 4317192

0:45:25 1:07
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No.4 in E-Flat – III (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major ‘Romantic’
DG 4317192

0:46:39 10:26
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No.4 in E-Flat – III
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major ‘Romantic’
DG 431792

PLAYLIST Thursday 3/4/21

0:00:07 1:10
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107 – I (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
London 436615

0:02:22 1:10
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107 – I (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
London 436615

0:03:58 21:18
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107 – I
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
London 436615

0:27:34 25:07
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107 – II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
London 436615

0:53:02 1:00
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107 – II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
London 436615

0:54:13 3:08
Bruckner, Anton
Locus iste
Gebrueder Ohrentaub Tuba Quartet
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
London 436615

PLAYLIST Friday 3/5/21

0:01:01 01:00 Bruckner, Anton Symphony No. 8 in C, WAB 108 – II. Scherzo (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
Bruckner: Symphony No 8
DG 445529

0:02:17 00:37
Bruckner, Anton Symphony No. 8 in C, WAB 108 – II. Scherzo
(excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
Bruckner: Symphony No 8
DG 445529

0:03:07 16:25
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 8 in C, WAB 108 – II. Scherzo
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
Bruckner: Symphony No 8
DG 445529

0:21:33 4:10
Bruckner, Anton
Stille Betrachtung An Einem Herbstabend in F-Sharp, WAB 123
Fumiko Shiraga, piano
Bruckner: Piano Works
BIS 1297

0:27:32 1:00
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 9 in D, WAB 109 – III. Adagio (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
Bruckner: Symphonie No 9
EMI 5651772

0:29:24 26:48
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 9 in D, WAB 109 – III. Adagio
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
Bruckner: Symphonie No 9
EMI 5651772

0:56:34 2:00
Bruckner, Anton
Symphony No. 9 in D, WAB 109 – III. Adagio (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
Bruckner: Symphonie No 9
EMI 5651772