Cutting Loose With Bruckner

Music: The Orchestra Now

Wagner without words. Brahms on steroids. Giant musical canvases. Teutonic fury, with brass. Always brass. Lots of brass.

There may be no way to adequately describe a Bruckner symphony. You simply have to experience it.

Fortunately, The Orchestra Now (TŌN), Bard College’s training program for musicians on the cusp of professional careers, was at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts last week to perform a stirring rendition of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, which the composer called his “Romantic” symphony.

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