The Music Plays On — Bruckner Conductors

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There are basically two schools of conducting the music of Anton Bruckner. For lack of more apt musical terminology, one could be characterized as Apollonian and the other, Dionysian.

The Apollonian approach is, by far, the more common interpretative approach that conductors take with the music of Bruckner. Rhythmic drive is kept tightly in the reigns and is directly tied to formal structure…