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The Bruckner Journal Biennial Readers Conference

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2011: Seventh

The Seventh Bruckner Journal Readers Biennial Conference

Hertford College, University of Oxford: evening Friday 15 - all day Saturday 16 April 2011


Friday 15 April

Malcolm Hatfield: A Psychological Profile of Bruckner

Dermot Gault in conversation with Ken Ward about his new book, The New Bruckner


Saturday 16 April

Paul Coones: Bruckner at Hertford College, Oxford

Andrea Harrandt: Bruckner’s Vienna in the 1870s and 1880s – A Biographical and Historical Background

Benjamin Korstvedt: Defining the ‘Problem’: The Post-War Reception of Bruckner Editions in the English-speaking World

Brian Newbould: Chorale as Texture in Symphonic Music

Frederick Stocken: Is Sechter ‘echter’? Considering Simon Sechter’s Fundamental Bass Theory for Analyzing Bruckner’s Music

William Carragan: The Finale of the Fifth - An Analysis and Tempo Study

Julian Horton: Counterpoint and Form in the Finale of the Fifth Symphony

Paul Hawkshaw: Bruckner’s Use of Sonata-Form Terminology in the Sketches for the Finale of the Eighth Symphony

Eric Lai: Toward a Theory of Coherence: Compositional Use of the Turn in Bruckner’s Symphonies


Saturday 16 April, evening

Performance in the College Chapel

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (arr. William Carragan, two pianos, four hands)

William Carragan and Crawford Howie, piano

Paul Hawkshaw

William Carragan

 L-R: Chris Mansell, Andrew Lewis, Guy Richardson.

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

L-R: Outside in the quadrangle - Keith Gifford, Geoffrey Hosking, Andrew Lewis, Paul Coones, Jerome Curran.

L-R: Frederick Stocken and Andrea Harrandt

Ken Ward receives the Bruckner Society of America Kilenyi Medal of Honor, presented to him by William Carragan during the Conference