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The Bruckner Journal Biennial Readers Conference

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2013: Eighth

The Eighth Bruckner Journal Readers Biennial Conference

Hertford College, University of Oxford: evening Friday 12 - all day Saturday 13 April 2013


Friday 12 April

Welcome and introductions

Malcolm Hatfield: Levi’s Rejection of the Eighth and its Impact on Bruckner the Man and his Attitude to his Work and Life

Abram Chipman: Bruckner – A Compromised Composer?


Saturday 13 April

Paul Coones: A Nightmarish Hangover: The Morning After

Louis Lohraseb: What Happened to the Sixth?

William Carragan: The 1874 Third: Three Between Two

Andrea Harrandt: Bruckner and Wagner – The Relationship Between Two Contrasting Personalities

Paul Hawkshaw: A report on the Sources for the Eighth Symphony

Geoffrey Hosking: Bruckner’s Heritage: Egon Wellesz and his Second Symphony

Benjamin Korstvedt: A Long View of the Fourth Symphony: 1874-90


Saturday 13 April, evening

Performance in the College Chapel

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (1874 version) arr. William Carragan, two pianos, four hands

William Carragan and Crawford Howie, piano

Dr. Crawford Howie and Professor William Carragan rehearse in Hertford College for their performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No.4 (1874 version)

arranged for two pianos, four hands, by William Carragan.  

The presentation of the Bruckner Society of America Kilenyi Medal of Honor to Dr. Crawford Howie

L to R : Dr Benjamin Korstvedt, Dr Crawford Howie,, John Berky, Professor William Carragan.

During a coffee-break, Dermot Gault looks on as Chris Mansell talks with Paul Coones in the quadrangle;...others take coffee in the Old Library.