Friday, March 2, 2012

Download 'The Bruckner Problem Simplified'

I was pleased to find Deryck Cooke's famous 1975 essay 'The Bruckner Problem Simplified' downloadable here (on John Berky's excellent site). Some of the claims are controversial, as Berky notes, but it's hard to imagine a more useful overview of the different versions. Berky's online discography categorizes available recordings by version. Cooke explains what the differences amount to. The rest of us can then argue about which one is better.