There is a lot of evocative music scattered throughout musical history. Some of it is deliberately evocative, like Strauss’ tone poems. A lot of it is not deliberately evocative, but conjures up images that may not be in line with the composers intentions. It’s hard to listen to the Barber Adagio for Strings now without seeing it, at least in part, the way Oliver Stone did.
So it is with Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. Continue reading