Watched Haitink conducting Bruckner 8 yesterday.
I wanted to ask a question that sounds really arrogant and as if i know what im talking about, please forgive me that is not my intent.
While i enjoyed the concert i found the composition to be very simplistic compared to others particularly Mahler. Its as if the same musical themes were being repeated to much, it was like quiet loud quiet on a constant basis. I just ddidnt feel any complexity, the other thing ive seen is the more complex peices seem to keep the musicians interested on this peice there seemed to be a very casual approach from particularly the violin players. Am i imaging this ?
Id be interested to hear more expert opinions