I may have started something. Stranger things have happened.

At any rate, in his gracious post welcoming your favorite critic back to the blogosphere (or, as he spells it, błøǧösphère), Alex Ross (you know who he is) remembers his first record purchase, and, as it happens, it was a Bruckner symphony as well. Great minds, and all that.

He also still has the recording. See for yourself.

Related post: First record

photo: emory bruckner, library of congress. I don’t know who he is but I liked the photo. His name might actually be emory buckner, not bruckner, since that’s what’s printed on the photo. (the catalog listing has him as “bruckner.”) click on for larger view.