The Bruckner Journal


JULY 2022

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Volume Twenty-Five, Number Three will be published in November 2021. Should you wish to contribute an article, short essay, letter or comment to the Journal, on any Bruckner-related subject, please contact us.


In memoriam...

     Kenneth "Ken" A Jacobson

     Abram "Chip" Chipman

     David Cheepan

Anton Bruckner Meets Franz Schubert:

How Bruckner's earlier compatriot has assisted with some problems in performing his String Quintet

     by Alan George, founder Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Bruckner In Iceland

     by Fidel Atli Quintero Gasparsson

Anton Bruckner Documentary Biography

Chapter 5: Bruckner In Vienna: The Second Ten Years (1878-1887)

     by Crawford Howie, revised 2020


LONDON, UK                                                         ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL                                                           9 APRIL 2022

Mauricio Kagel: Zehn Märsche, um den Sieg zu verfehlen (Ten marches in order to miss victory),

     for brass orchestra (1979), Nos. 4 & 1.

Helmut Lachenmann: Marche fatale (UK premiere)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Mitsuko Uchida)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 6

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski

     by Ken Ward

LONDON, UK                                                         ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL                                                            26 MAY 2022

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488 (Maria João Pires)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (ed. Nowak)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt

     by Ken Ward

LONDON, UK                                                              BARBICAN HALL                                                                  27 MAY 2022

BAKER: The Price of Curiosity (world premiere, BBC commission)

RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Stephen Hough)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 (ed. Cohrs 2000)

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Alpesh Chauhan

     by Ken Ward


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1877 version ed. Carragan)

Wiener Philharmoniker / Christian Thielemann

rec. 25-28 April 2019, Musikverein, Vienna

SONY 19439914122 [58:13]

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 0 in D minor “Die Nullte” (ed. Nowak)

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

rec. 22-24 February 2021, Rehearsal Hall, Musiktheater, Linz

Bruckner 2024 – The Complete Versions Edition

CAPRICCIO C8082 [44:29]

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No 4 in E-flat major (ver. 1888, ed. Korstvedt 2004)

Altomonte Orchester St Florian / Rémy Ballot

rec. live 21 August 2021, Stiftsbasilika St Florian, Upper Austria

GRAMOLA 99261 [79:27] DDD SACD

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E major (ed. Nowak, 3rd revised ed. 2003)

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / François-Xavier Roth

rec. live 8-10 October 2019, Kölner Philharmonie, Germany

MYRIOS MYR030 [56:44]

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, 'Romantic' (1878-80) (ed. Korstvedt) [67:56]

'Volksfest' finale* (1880) (ed. Korstvedt) [15:21]

Bruckner Orchestra Linz & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra* / Markus Poschner

rec. 16-19 February 2021, Rehearsal Hall, Musiktheater, Linz &

          29 November 2021, Radiokulturhaus, Vienna*

Bruckner 2024 – The Complete Versions Edition

CAPRICCIO C8083 [83:16]

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major (Nowak)

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra / Ken Takaseki

rec. live, 16 June 2021, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

BRAIN MUSIC CD OSBR-38006 [75:44]

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (Nowak 1890 version)

Bruckner Orchestra Linz / Markus Poschner

rec. 5 & 7-9 February 2018, Rehearsal Hall, Musiktheater, Linz

Bruckner 2024 – The Complete Versions Edition

CAPRICCIO C8081 [76:16]

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Complete Symphonies – revised version

Complete Symphonies – Mass No. 3 – Psalm 146 – Organ Works

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

rec. live, July 2007 – November 2020, Abteikirche, Ebrach, Upper Franconia

     and Regentenbau, Bad Kissingen (D minor Symphony & No. 1 1866 “Linz”,

     No. 1 1891 Vienna & No. 4 Volksfest finale), Germany.

PROFIL HÄNSSLER MEDIEN PH22007 [20 CDs: 18:17:38]

     by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphonies 1-9

Berliner Philharmoniker / Various conductors

rec. live, 2009-2019, Philharmonie, Berlin

9 CDs + Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc + 3 Concert Video Blu-ray Discs in High Definition

Details beneath review

BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER BPHR190281 CD/BD-A [595 mins] Blu-ray [639 mins]

     by Ralph Moore



March to June 2022 - Upcoming Releases

Compiled by Howard Jones


July to October 2022

Compiled by Michael Cucka

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians

TBJ November 2021