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Balm to the Soul

Anton Bruckner's
Symphony No 7 -
savoured by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'Celibidache is in no hurry ...'

Celibidache conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker. Bruckner: Symphony No 7. © 2012 EuroArts

Celibidache happened to have been studying in Berlin from 1936 to 1945, when the city emerged even flatter than London. The man who should have taken over the Berlin Philharmonic was accidentally shot dead by the Americans, and the job went to the still youthful Romanian merely because he was in the right place at the right time. Furtwängler had to be denazified, and Celibidache remained in the post until the arrival of Karajan in 1955. The DVD includes footage of those early years, when the comparatively young conductor is shown with snaky black locks hurling himself at the Beethoven Egmont overture and accompanying Menuhin in part of the Brahms concerto...

Copyright © 15 October 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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BRUCKNER: SYMPHONY NO 7 - CELIBIDACHE

ANTON BRUCKNER

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC

SERGIU CELIBIDACHE

BERLIN

GERMANY

AUSTRIA

ROMANIA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

EUROARTS MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

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