Superb patience on my part to have sat through Morgen und Abend - a contemplative and introspective work by Georg Friedrich Haas. I think if one was in the mood, then one would find the work poignant and insightful. I wasn't. So I got very little out of it. Sigh.
I was lucky to have gotten a ticket to see Bernard Haitink conduct the Vienna Philharmonic in Bruckner 7th Symphony. No doubt it is a work that Haitink knows well - he did it without score. The movements were broad, had shape, and above all nuanced rather than bombastic. His mildmannered gestures were in starck contract to Andris Nelsons's rendition of Bruckner 8 (earlier in the season). It was a real treat to see this maestro still deliveirng the musical umph at 90. A memorable concert that was.