The Biennial Readers Conference

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This issue contains a wide variety of information about recent performances, articles on aspects of Bruckner's works and their reception, and news of current and future events which will be of interest to Brucknerians. 

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Upcoming Issue

The Bruckner Journal is published three times a year, in March, July and November - since 1997 - and is available by subscription only.


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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.

All those interested in Bruckner are warmly invited to attend!

The most recent Eleventh Conference just completed in

April 2019

Plan to attend our next Conference in 2021!

Further details will be announced shortly

Payment and registration will be made in the manner of subscriptions: post, bank transfer, PayPal - and will be detailed on the Subscriptions Page 

The Bruckner Journal is pleased to announce that the next Biennial Readers Conference will take place at Yale University in cooperation with the School of Music and Prof. Dr. Paul Hawkshaw, co-editor of the New Anton Bruckner Complete Edition, and co-sponsored by the Bruckner Society of America.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Brucknerians to meet together in pleasant surroundings, hear papers from leading scholars in the field and from other Bruckner enthusiasts. As with the Journal itself, non-academic music lovers need not be intimidated and can be sure they will find a friendly welcome and much to enjoy, to think about and discuss.

In addition to presentations and informal gatherings, this Conference will also feature a concert by the

Yale Philharmonia with Peter Oundjian performing Bruckner's Seventh Symphony!

Further details and registration information will be included in the next issue and on our website.

We look forward to seeing our many readers at this exciting and premiere event!!


29-30 January 2021

Yale University School of Music, New Haven CT, USA

Currently, there remains great uncertainty for what will happen with classes and public events at Yale after Christmas.  The University has declared a moratorium on all events involving visitors from off campus until the end of December.  Even if matters change, and we were allowed to hold a live meeting, it is unlikely that we would know that in time for people to prepare travel plans.   


Social distancing regulations set down by the Office of Health and Safety dictate that the largest ensemble the music school can assemble is 34 people – less if it involves winds or singers who must be 12 feet apart.  Again, while none of us can predict what will happen to these regulations by January, the likelihood of being able to perform a piece the size of Bruckner is remote.  We had chosen the January date to coincide with a performance of Bruckner’s Seventh by the Yale Philharmonia.  The conductor, Peter Oundjian, has agreed to postpone the performance for us until the academic year 2021-22.


Given the circumstances, we unfortunately have no choice but to officially postpone the Bruckner meeting until an as yet to be scheduled date during the 2021-2022 academic year.

We apologize for the inconvience this may cause - and wish you all the best of health in these challenging times.

ANNOUNCEMENT - 8 Sept 2020



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