GO Bruckner

Podcast über den Bruckner-Zyklus

Episode 5 - Organ
How did Bruckner pull his stops?

Anton Bruckner spent many hours at »his« instrument. This shaped his view of music and also how he composed his symphonies. In the last episode, the two hosts Marie König and Jonas Zerweck talk about the influence of the organ, let Francois-Xavier Roth have his say and ask themselves whether Bruckner would have liked synthesizers.

Episode 4 - Village idiot
How much Bruckner is in the cliché?

Unfashionable clothes, clumsy behavior, strong dialect: Anton Bruckner was not a phenomenon of elegance. His appearance made him a target for critics, who coined the term of the jerk from the village. Jonas and Marie try to debunk this persistent cliché in the fourth episode. And ask themselves: How much influence did his origins in the countryside have on Bruckner's works?

Episode 3 - Heaven help
What was really sacred to Bruckner?

Anton Bruckner is often referred to as »God's musician«. His strong faith still shapes the image we have of him today: He prayed every day, was a convinced Catholic, and stood out for his attitude in the cosmopolitan city of Vienna. But is there also spirituality in his symphonies? In the third episode, we talk about the mindset of this spiritual man and gather more pieces of the puzzle to understand Anton Bruckner and his music.

Episode 2 – Doubt
How hard did Bruckner struggle with himself?

Anton Bruckner is often portrayed as a doubter - as one who struggled with himself. 
He was never satisfied with his symphonies; he revised most of them several times and later declared many to be bad.
But how does doubt fit with Bruckner's heroic, powerful music? 
In the second episode, we turn our attention to Bruckner's psychology and the question of how much perfectionism is actually healthy.

Episode 1 - Giant Symphonic Serpents
Why does Bruckner take so long? 

Was Bruckner a megalomaniac? Or why did he compose such infinitely long symphonies? 
That's the question posed by Marie König and Jonas Zerweck, the hosts of this new podcast.
Both have fallen asleep to Bruckner's music before. And both are fascinated by the vast sonic spaces they find only in this composer.
How Bruckner suspends time and space, and which symphonies are best suited for video conferencing,
Find out in the first episode of »GO Bruckner«.

Episode 0 – GO Bruckner

Anton Bruckner: one who hides behind big words.
Musical architect and shirt-sleeved country lad, doubter and optimist, sound giant and subtle registrar. 
But who was this contradictory composer? And why does Bruckner's music still fascinate us today?
Marie König and Jonas Zerweck try to find out exactly that. 
In conversation, they approach Anton Bruckner - and invite us to rediscover the composer.
A new podcast about the complete Bruckner recording by the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne.

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