September, 2014: Antonia Brico conducts Bruckner

September, 2014: Antonia Brico conducts Bruckner
Antonia Brico (1902-1989) was a pioneering figure in music history as one of the world’s first professional female conductors and the first woman to ever conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (in 1930). Her credentials as a Bruckner interpreter included the fact that she was a prized student of conductor, Karl Muck. Much of her conducting activity (in later years) took place in Denver, Colorado with the Denver Philharmonic.

Very few recordings of her music are in public circulation, but this rare 1978 LP from St Olaf College contains part of her performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 7. It was given on April 17, 1977.

BEETHOVEN: Creatures of Prometheus Overture
SIBELIUS: Pohjola's Daughter
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (Movements 2 & 3)

Download: 1-Beethoven.flac
Download: 2-Bruckner.flac
Download: 3-Bruckner.flac
Download: 4-Sibelius.flac