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Anton Bruckner
« on: February 24, 2017, 11:39:15 PM »
OK, Bruckner isn't going to make it to the top of most people's lists, but I love his huge sprawling symphonies.  And right now I'm playing No. 7 because Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, long-time conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and a Bruckner expert, just died at 93.  He was still conducting after his 93rd birthday.   He took up conducting after a Nazi bomb damaged his hands and he couldn't play piano. In 1959, he and his wife snuck out of Communist Poland. He got a job in Minnesota in 1960 and lived there the rest of his life, traveling around the world to conduct.  When his musicians were locked out by management in a contract dispute, he led them in concerts in other places.  Cool guy.  And Bruckner's music is extraordinary.

Chris Campbell


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