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The Bruckner Journal

VOLUME TWENTY-SIX, NUMBER ONE

March 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.

ITEMS IN THIS ISSUE


The New Anton Bruckner Complete Edition (NBG)

     by Paul Hawkshaw


“... I Take Refuge In Strength And Write Powerful Music ...”:

The Never-ending Story Of A Fake Bruckner Quotation

     by Andrea Harrandt (translated by Benjamin Korstvedt)


Bruckner And The Town Of Vöcklabruck

     by John F. Berky


Pivotal Points In Bruckner’s Symphonies:

Maybe Not All Written To The Same Underlying Plan?

     by Malcolm Hatfield


Anton Bruckner Documentary Biography

Chapter 4: Bruckner In Vienna: The First Ten Years (1868-1877)

     by Crawford Howie


Another Unusual Year: But With Two More Wonderful Bruckner Marathons!

     by Neil Schore

CONCERTS REVIEWED


LIVERPOOL, UK                                                     PHILHARMONIC HALL                                                  27 JANUARY 2022

BRUCKNER: Symphony No 8 (ed. Haas)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan

     by Stephen Pearsall


DORSET, UK                                                      “THE LIGHTHOUSE”, POOLE                                          17 NOVEMBER 2021

MOZART: Divertimento in D, K. 136

MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 4 (Felix Klieser, horn)

BRUCKNER: Symphony in D minor, “Die Nullte”

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits

     by Ken Ward


LONDON, UK                                                              WIGMORE HALL                                                          30 JANUARY 2022

SCHUMANN: Blondels Lied, Die feindlichen Brüder, Belsazar, Die Beiden Grenadiere Hans Rott: Der Sänger, Geistergruss, Wanderers Nachtlied

BRUCKNER: Im April, Herbstkummer, Mein Herz und deine Stimme

HUGO WOLF: Three poems by Michelangelo

MUSSORGSKY: Songs and Dances of Death

MAHLER: Der Schildwache Nachtlied, Revelge, Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz, Der Tambourg’sell, Urlicht

Günther Groissböck, bass

Malcolm Martineau, piano

     by Ken Ward


BOSTON, US                                                      BOSTON SYMPHONY HALL                                        17-19 FEBRUARY 2022

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17 (Martin Helmchen)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 (1878-80 version, ed. Korstvedt)

Boston Symphony Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt

     by  Sol L. Siegel & Michael Cucka






MEDIA REVIEWED




ANTON BRUCKNER

THE SYMPHONIES · THE STORY · THE FILM

Munich Philharmonic / Valery Gergiev

ARTHAUS MUSIK NTSC 109400 – all Blu-rays/DVD discs are “all region”

ARTHAUS MUSIK Blu-ray NTSC 109451 (133min)

     by Ken Ward & Malcolm Hatfield







BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major (1878/1880, ed. Haas)

Wiener Philharmoniker / Christian Thielemann

rec. live, 19-22 August 2020, Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg

SONY 19439914112 [69:42]

     by Ralph Moore











BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (1st version 1874, ed. Schaller)

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

rec. live 25/7/2021, Ebrach Abbey

co-production with BR KLASSIK / PROFIL CD PH22010 [73:24]

     by Ralph Moore









BRUCKNER:

Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (1889, ed. Nowak) [57:30]

Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (1878/80, ed. Nowak) [69:18]

Symphony No. 6 in A Major (1881, ed. Nowak)] [58:11]

Symphony No. 7 in E Major (1885, ed. Nowak) [69:30]

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra / Taijiro Iimori

rec. 18/1/01 (No. 3); 28/5/98 (No. 4); 9/1/2003 (No. 6); 25/2/99 (No. 7),

     Tokyo Bunaka Kaikan (Nos. 3 & 6); Sunitory Hall, Tokyo (Nos. 4 & 7)

FONTEC FOCD 9852-55 [4 CDs: 4:14:29] DDD

     by Ralph Moore






BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 6

Bruckner Orchestra Linz / Markus Poschner

rec. 19-21 January 2021, Rehearsal Hall, Musiktheater, Linz

The Complete Versions Edition

CAPRICCIO C8080 [55:03]

     by John Gladney Proffitt








BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major

     (Third version, 1888, ed. Benjamin Korstvedt)

Altomonte Orchestra St. Florian / Rémy Ballot

Recorded live 21 August 2021 in the Stiftsbasilika St Florian

GRAMOLA 99261 SACD [79:27]

     (22:24+18:43+10:53+26:31 (+00:52 silence and applause)

     by Ken Ward









NEW AND REISSUED RECORDINGS

     UPCOMING RECORDINGS

November 2021 to February 2022 - Upcoming Releases

Compiled by Howard Jones




WORLD-WIDE CONCERT LISTING*

March 2022 to June 2022

Compiled by Michael Cucka

*full listings posted here







And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians


TBJ November 2021