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Emily Hogstad

I Hate...er, And Also Am Apparently Subconsciously Programming Bruckner: An Epilogue

May 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Last night I had a dream that I was in an orchestra. It was a very good group, made up largely of members from the Minnesota Orchestra, who had given up their careers in that august organization and relocated to my small Wisconsin hometown. We were searching for repertoire. "You should try Bruckner 8!" I said. Although most were ex-members of Minnesota, they weren't familiar with Bruckner 8. So the music magically appeared and was distributed. We began the last movement first (as you do in dreams). We got to a certain point where everything (i.e., the strings, the horns, the horns, and the horns) came together, and you know what? It was magnificent. What a rush. However, we decided to cut it off at one of the climaxes because whatever concert we were programming for had a strict time limit.

I tried listening to the passage in question this morning, curious if my midnight dream had any effect on me. Sorry to say, it didn't. Bruckner still grated. But I'm heartened my subconscious is working on it. We'll see if this dream ever comes true. (Minus the mass exodus of Minnesota Orchestra members to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.)

Anyway. As the kids on Tumblr say...

"This has been a post."

(If this blog means nothing to you, it's probably for the best. Just keep scrolling.)


From Tom Holzman
Posted on May 10, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Interesting dream. Thanks for sharing it with us. Could also have been a nightmare (lol).
From Kathryn Woodby
Posted on May 11, 2012 at 1:20 AM
:)
From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on May 11, 2012 at 3:28 AM
In the I hate Bruckner blog, the picture of him you had there looked rather like Anthony Hopkins. In this one, that Hannibal Lecter look is noticeably missing. I think that's a good thing . . .

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