Sonnt. 21.10. Früh aufgestanden.

Bruckner-Feier der Philharmoniker (Mittags). VIII Symph. 1 Das ewige Pathos, die ununterbrochenen Extase, – so wenig, fast keiner Kontraste. Der Violinpart schon allein welche Anklage gegen seine verfehlte Naturanlage!

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2017

Sunday, October 21. Early out of bed.

Bruckner celebration by the Philharmonic Orchestra (mid-day). Symphony No. 8. 1 Endless pathos, unceasing extasy; so little contrast ‒ almost none. Even just the violin part: what a indictment of the way its natural characteristics are disregarded!

© Translation Ian Bent, 2017

Sonnt. 21.10. Früh aufgestanden.

Bruckner-Feier der Philharmoniker (Mittags). VIII Symph. 1 Das ewige Pathos, die ununterbrochenen Extase, – so wenig, fast keiner Kontraste. Der Violinpart schon allein welche Anklage gegen seine verfehlte Naturanlage!

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2017

Sunday, October 21. Early out of bed.

Bruckner celebration by the Philharmonic Orchestra (mid-day). Symphony No. 8. 1 Endless pathos, unceasing extasy; so little contrast ‒ almost none. Even just the violin part: what a indictment of the way its natural characteristics are disregarded!

© Translation Ian Bent, 2017

Footnotes

1 Advertised as "Bruckner-Gedenkfeier", the concert took place in the large hall of the Musikverein Building at 1 p.m.