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2009: Sixth

The Sixth Bruckner Journal Readers Biennial Conference

Hertford College, University of Oxford: evening Friday 17 - all day Saturday 18 April 2009


Friday 17 April

Ken Ward: The raisons d’être for Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

Howard Jones: The History of the Recording of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony


Saturday 18 April

Peter Palmer: Bruckner, Rued Langgaard and Last Things

Ebbe Tørring: Recapitulation Procedures in Bruckner’s Symphonies

Paul Hawkshaw: The First Edition of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

Julian Horton: The Harmonic Language of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

Andrea Harrandt: Preparation for the Public. The Importance of Piano Transcriptions of Bruckner’s Music

William Carragan: “One into Two”: Arranging the Schalk four-hand transcription of the Eighth for two pianos, with concomitant discoveries

‘Round table’ session, chaired by Dermot Gault


Saturday 16 April, evening

Performance in the College Chapel

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8, Josef Schalk's four-hand transcription (arr. William Carragan, two pianos)

William Carragan and Crawford Howie, piano

Nick Attfield

Ebbe Tørring

Julian Horton

Crawford Howie and William Carragan rehearse in the chapel, Hertford College

L-R: Paul Hawkshaw, Julian Horton, Crawford Howie, Nick Attfield

Andrea Harrandt