The Bruckner Journal


March 2020

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Readers Poll: Choral Music

2021 Readers Conference: Announcement & Call for Papers     

What Is A Version? …And What Difference Does It Make?

     by Benjamin Korstvedt

Bruckner As Improviser          

     by Thomas Röder

East/West Bruckner Marathons

     by Neil Schore


PHILADELPHIA, US                                   VERIZON HALL, KIMMEL CENTER                                     24 NOVEMBER 2019

MOZART: Overture to “La Clemenza di Tito”

Excerpts from “La Clemenza di Tito”: “Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio” and “Non piu di fiori.” (Joyce DiDonato)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 (ed. Haas)     

Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal / Yannick Nézet-Séguin

by Sol L. Siegel

PITTSBURGH, US                                               ST. VINCENT ARCHABBEY                                           23 SEPTEMBER 2019

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Pittsburgh Symphony / Manfred Honeck

by Daniel J. Heisey (Brother Bruno)


BRUCKNER: The Nine Symphonies

Wiener Philharmoniker / Abbado; Böhm; Maazel; Mehta; Solti; Stein

rec. 1964 –74, Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria

DECCA ELOQUENCE 484 0204 [9 CDs: 9 hrs 27 mins] ADD

by Ralph Moore

WAGNER: Parsifal, WWV 111, Act 3 [18:27] - Prelude [7:40] - Karfreitagszauber [10:47]

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (ed. Nowak 1951) [62:11]

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Daniele Gatti

rec. live 5 & 7 January 2018, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

RCO LIVE RCO18008 [80:34] SACD

by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 1 in C minor (Vienna version 1891)

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

rec. live 26 May 2019, Regentenbau, Bad Kissingen

PROFIL CD PH19084 [50:30]

by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major - Transcription for Organ

I. Introduction. Adagio – Allegro [21:24]

II. Adagio. Sehr langsam [18:52]

III. Scherzo. Molto vivace [16:21]

IV. Finale. Adagio - Allegro moderato [27:59]

Matthias Giesen (organ)

rec. live, 14-17 October 2018, BrucknerTage Festival, St. Florian, Stiftsbasilika.

GRAMOLA GRAM99169 [84:40]

by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Requiem in D minor WAB 39 (1849) [27:53] & early works

(ed. Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs edition based on the Urtext 1849 version)

Johanna Winkel (sop); Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-sop); Michael Feyfar (ten);

Ludwig Mittelhammer (bar)

RIAS Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin / Łukasz Borowicz

rec. live November 2018, Chamber Music Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin

Booklet in German, English & French

ACCENTUS ACC30474 [56:13]

by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E major (1881-1883) (1885, ed. Nowak 1954) [66:26]

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra/Alan Gilbert

rec. 25-27 June 2019, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Grosser Saal

SONY CLASSICAL 19075979532

by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, WAB 105 (ed. Schalk, 1896)

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky

rec. live 19 May 2017, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

ALTUS CD ALT 411 [78:21]

by Ralph Moore

BARBER: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 (1936) [7:23]

BRUCKNER: String Quintet in F major WAB 112

(arr. string orchestra: Michael Erxleben) (1878/9) [42:53]

Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin

rec. 25 June, 2015 (Barber); 13 November, 2014; Konzerthaus, Berlin.


by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 6 in A major

(Anton Bruckner Urtext Complete Edition, ed. Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs, 2016)

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle

rec. live 13 & 20 January 2019, Barbican Hall, London

World premiere recording of this edition

LSO LIVE LSO99842 [56:01] Hybrid SACD, DSD

by Ken Ward


November 2019 to Fenruary 2020

Compiled by Howard Jones


March to February 2020

Compiled by Michael Cucka

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians

TBJ March 2020