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The Bruckner Journal

VOLUME TWENTY-FOUR, NUMBER ONE

March 2020

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ITEMS IN THIS ISSUE

 

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






CONCERTS REVIEWED



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)



MEDIA REVIEWED




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.

CUGATE CLASSICS CGC013-2 SACD [50:26]

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






NEW AND REISSUED RECORDINGS

November 2019 to Fenruary 2020

Compiled by Howard Jones




WORLD-WIDE CONCERT LISTING

March to February 2020

Compiled by Michael Cucka







And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians


TBJ March 2020