The Bruckner Journal is a publication for all enthusiasts and devotees of Anton Bruckner
and his music. It aims to be of interest to musicians, scholars, amateurs and lay
enthusiasts, in fact to all lovers of the glorious music of Anton Bruckner, whatever
their level of knowledge and expertise.
The first issue came out in March 1997, and since then issues have included contributions
by many noted Bruckner enthusiasts, scholars and musicians:
- including Nicholas Attfield, Mark Audus, William Carragan, Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs,
Constantin Floros, Dermot Gault, Ian Beresford Gleaves, Andrea Harrandt, Paul Hawkshaw,
Julian Horton, Benjamin Korstvedt, Crawford Howie, Elisabeth Maier, Angela Pachovsky,
Derek Scott, Franz Zamazal... and many others.
The founding Editor in 1997 was Peter Palmer. Since March 2005 the editor has been
Ken Ward. The Associate Editors are Dr. Crawford Howie, author of ‘Anton Bruckner:
A Documentary Biography’, (Edwin Mellen, 2002), and Dr. Dermot Gault, author of “The
New Bruckner” (Ashgate, 2011). Raymond Cox is the Managing Editor and deals with
subscriptions and mailings. They are unpaid volunteers, and The Bruckner Journal
It is printed in English in the UK, but contributions are received and welcomed from
all over the world. It contains articles on a variety of Bruckner-related subjects,
concert reviews, CD reviews, book reviews, selected concert listings, news of events
of interest to Brucknerians and much else.
For a summary of contents of the current issue go to:
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), Austrian composer of music which is amongst the most
inspiring, the most ennobling, the most profound in the ‘classical music’ repertoire.
His symphonies are large-scale, filled with dramatic grandeur and intense emotion,
beautiful, humane and deeply mysterious; his extraordinary religious faith also found
expression in his three great Masses, his Te Deum and numerous heartfelt shorter
sacred choral works.
“This publication, then, is for Bruckner enthusiasts everywhere.”
Since the notice in the November 2015 issue of the Bruckner Journal seeking interested
parties to take over my role as editor, and Raymond Cox’s role as ‘managing editor’,
we have received word from several people who might take the job on. The final decision
will be made soon, before April 2016