tried to do his best but could not
another GG concert - goldbergs from vancouver 1958
a fine work. it was dedicated to Richard Wagner.[...] Anton Bruckner' Symphony No.3.
a fine work. it was dedicated to Richard Wagner.
Bruckner's success was never even close to Wagners or Brahms'. He was always in the second row. But I love his symphonies, which are very powerful. (the unfinished 9th is a sure bet.)
Gustav Mahler once claimed, Bruckner was "half genius, half retarded", meaning he was a genius in music but not savvy enough to sell his genius properly or even act successful in society.
I'm all for Bruckner.