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The Bruckner Journal

VOLUME TWENTY-FIVE, NUMBER THREE

November 2021

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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


“He Had Seen Days Of Glory”:

Emil Lamberg And The Story Of A Bruckner Reminiscence

     by Miguel J. Ramirez


Anton Bruckner Documentary Biography –

Chapter 3: Bruckner in Linz: Growing Maturity (1856-1868)

     by Crawford Howie


Brucknertage 2021 & Bruckner’s Fourth

     by Michael Cucka


Book Review: The Red Book

Anton Bruckner - Eleven Symphonies

- Professor William Carragan

     by Ken Ward


East Coast Brucknerathon 2021: A Report

     by Sol L. Siegel


Bruckner Meets Electone

     by Takanobu Kawasaki

CONCERTS REVIEWED


LONDON, UK                                                              BARBICAN HALL                                                    19 SEPTEMBER 2021

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, Scherzo (1876)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, “Volksfest” Finale (1878)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No 4, “Romantic” (1878–81)

World premiere of new edition by Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs, Anton Bruckner Urtext Gesamtausgabe, Vienna 2021

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle

     by Ken Ward


BERLIN, DE                                                                 PHILHARMONIE                                                            2 OCTOBER 2021

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major

Berlin Philharmonic / Herbert Blomstedt

Digital Concert Hall

     by Michael Cucka


LONDON, UK                                                     ST JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE                                                16 OCTOBER 2021

WAGNER: Wesendonck Lieder (Rachel Nicholls, sop.)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 (Nowak 1878/80)

Resonate Symphony Orchestra / Henry Kennedy

Concert in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

     by Ken Ward


BOSTON, US                                                             SYMPHONY HALL                                                          15 OCTOBER 2021

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 (1887/90 - ed. Haas)

Boston Philharmonic / Benjamin Zander

     by Michael Cucka



MEDIA REVIEWED




BRUCKNER 4 – THE THREE VERSIONS

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major “Romantic”

First version composed 1874, revised 1875-1876

     (ed. Korstvedt, 2021) [72:23]

Second version composed 1878- 1880, performed & revised 1881

     (ed. Korstvedt, 2019) [68:59]

Third version prepared 1887, performed and revised 1888, published 1889

     (ed. Korstvedt 2004) [68:03]

Earlier drafts and versions in direct comparison with the final published versions [65:01]

Bamberger Symphoniker / Jakub Hrůša

rec. November 2020, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle, Bamberg

ACCENTUS MUSIC BR KLASSIK ACC30533 [4 CDs: 4:34:09]

     by Ralph Moore





BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 6 (1879-1891, ed. Nowak)

BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena

rec. 10 & 11 July 2012, MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester, UK

CHANDOS CHAN 20221 [59:50]

     by Ralph Moore







BRUCKNER: String Quintet in F major, WAB 1143* (1879) [52:54]

Quartet in C minor, WAB 111 (1862-3) [26:37]

Altomonte Ensemble: Rémy Ballot, Iris Schützenberger (violins);

Stefanie Kropfreiter, Peter Aigner* (violas); Jörgen Fog (cello)

rec. 24-26 October 2020 Hall of the Symphonic Orchestra, Amstetten, Lower Austria

GRAMOLA 99241 [79:35]

     by Ralph Moore









BRUCKNER: Symphony No 3 in D minor (Original version, 1873; ed. Nowak)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard

rec. 17-21 June, 2019, Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway

BIS SACD BIS-2464 [56:35]

     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 Ralph Moore








BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major “Romantic (1878/80, ed. Nowak)

Tokyo 21c Philharmonic / Takao Ukigaya

Rec. live: 9 April 2021 – Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

TOBU CD TBRQ9003-2 (63:59)

     by Michael Cucka










BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (1894 Cohrs revised edition)

Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra / Tadaaki Otaka

rec. live 12 & 13 February 2021, Festival Hall, Osaka

FONTEC FOCD 9851 [59:12]

     by Ralph Moore










BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E major (1885 version ed. Nowak)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink

rec. live 15 June 2019, The Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72895 [68:10] SACD

     by Ralph Moore















NEW AND REISSUED RECORDINGS

     UPCOMING RECORDINGS

July 2021 to October 2021

Compiled by Howard Jones




WORLD-WIDE CONCERT LISTING

November 2021 to February 2022

Compiled by Michael Cucka







And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians


TBJ November 2021