It has been Long since I published the pictures of one of my most beloved stature. The Cyrus Edwin Dallin made “Appeal to the Great Spirit” in 1909 and nowadays it sits at the front entrance of Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I would admit a minor plagiarism: what I designed the banner image for the front page of my site I used the “Appeal…” as inspiration.
The last couple years I am noting that there is something in Bruckner related to the “Appeal…”, particularly the Seventh and Ninth symphonies, particularly if they are properly preformed.
It is not even about the Bruckner’s pressure development in his music but rather about his sound. Bruckner’s sound has some sort very laconic quality of being completely “compiled”. It does not require to be “listened”. Interesting that the “Appeal to the Great Spirit”, at least to me, has the same “no details” quality. I was near the Dallin’s sculpture perhaps 30 times but I really can’t recall any small details of the “Appeal...” but rather the macro-effect that the Indian figure inflicts on me.
The Bruckner’s Appeal? Who knows…. The Bruckner’s Organ is above....
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche