The Bruckner Journal


July 2017

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Bruckner in a Digital Age by Michael Cucka

[ed note: since publication of this issue

The Anton Bruckner Lexicon Online has gone live]

Stanisław Skrowaczewski (1923-2017): A Tribute

     by the Artists who knew him well


Report: The 2017 Tenth Biennial Readers Conference - Hertford College, University of Oxford (31 March – 1 April 2017) by Michael Cucka

"Herr Bruckner is evidently not a Samson on the organ": A journey to London and Buckner’s relationship with England by Andrea Harrandt

Bruckner's Songs: A Pathway to Discovering his own Voice as a Composer by Crawford Howie

Eighty Years of the Bruckner Second by William Carragan

[ed. note: the author's podcast pertaining to this article is available here]

Perspective: Carnegie Hall Bruckner Cycle Daniel – Barenboim / Staatskapelle Berlin by Vishnu Bachani


LONDON                        ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL         26 APRIL 2017

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marek Janowski (cond.)

WAGNER - Overture The Flying Dutchman

WAGNER - Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music (Egils Siliņš)

BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 7 (Nowak)

by Ken Ward

CAMBRIDGE, MA          SANDERS THEATER              26 FEBRUARY 2017

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Benjamin Zander (cond.)

BEETHOVEN - Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Piano

BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

by Michael Cucka

BOSTON, MA                    SYMPHONY HALL               15 APRIL 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (cond.)

MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor (Mitsuko Uchida)

BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 6 in A Major

by Michael Cucka


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 6 in A Major

Version: 1881 (ed. Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs, 2015)

Oberősterreichisches Jugendsinfonieorchester / Rémy Ballot

rec: live, 19 August 2016, BrucknerTage, St. Florian, Stiftsbasilika, St. Florian, Upper Austria

released: 28 April 2017

GRAMOLA 99127 SACD [69:08] DDD Surround sound 5.0

by Ralph Moore

MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K385 "Haffner", Symphony No. 38 in D Major K504 "Prague",

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K551 "Jupiter" [84:24]

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major “Romantic”

Version: 1878/80 (ed. Nowak) [64.16]

NHK Symphony Orchestra / Hiroshi Wakasugi

rec: live, 27 June, 1986 (Bruckner), 18 May, 1995 (Mozart|), NHK Hall, Tokyo

released: 20 January 2017


by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony 9 in D Minor, Completed Version

Version: 1894 Original Version, ed. Nowak 1951; finale completed by Gerd Schaller (2015)

Philharmonie Festiva/Gerd Schaller

rec. live: 24 July 2016 / Abteikirche, Ebrach, Upper Franconia, Germany

released: 2 Dec 2016

PROFIL PH16089 DDD (2CD: 36:54 + 47:43 = 84:37]

by Richard Lehnert [courtesy of Stereophile here]

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

version: 1889, aka 1888/89 (ed. Nowak)

WAGNER: Tannhäuser, Overture

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Andris Nelsons

rec. live: June 2017, Gewandaus zu Leipzig

released: 19 May 2017

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 479 7208 2 – CD [DDD] & Digital Download [96/24]

[75:48 – Bruckner: 23:49+16:42+7:03+13:03=60:37, Wagner: 15:11]

by Michael Cucka

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor

Version: 1872 (ed. Carragan, 2005)

Mozarteumorchester Salzburg / Ivor Bolton

rec. live: 2-4 October 2015 – Großes Festpielhaus, Salzburg

released: 27 January 2017


by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor & Four Orchestral Pieces

version: 1891 "Vienna" (ed. Brosche)

Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra ' Gustavo Gimeno

rec. June 2016

released: 5 May 2017

PENTATONE PTC 5186 613 – hybrid SACD [stereo/multi-ch]

Digital Download [DSD64 and 96/24 stereo/mutli-ch]

Sym. 1 [50:15] – March [4:44] – Three Orchestral Pieces [7:55]

by Michael Cucka

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, with reconstructed Finale

Version: Original (ed. Nowak, 1951) – Finale (ed. Josephson, 1992)

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra / John Gibbons

rec: 22-25 April 2014, Symphonic Hall, Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark

released: 30 March 2015


by Ralph Moore


March 2017 to June 2017

Compiled by Howard Jones


July 2017 - November 2017*

Compiled by Michael Cucka

*[note: an error in the inclusive dates was not corrected by the time of printing]

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians

TBJ July 2017
July 2017 Solution

*click to enlarge*

Crossword Puzzle Solution

Ed. Note: after publication, it was noted that conductor Rémy Ballot was ommitted from the front page editorial as an exciting addition in the "new guard" with his performances and recordings at the annual BrucknerTage.