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BRUCKNER JOURNAL READERS CONFERENCES

2007 - 2011

 

 

The Sixth Bruckner Journal Readers

Biennial Conference 2009

 

The Conference took place at

Hertford College, University of Oxford, Catte Street, Oxford, UK

on Fri. 17th April, 7 - 9pm, Sat 18th April, 2009 09.30am - 5pm,

And was followed at 7.30pm by a performance of the 8th Symphony as transcribed by Josef Schalk for piano 4-hands , arr. 2 pianos by William Carragan

Prof. William Carragan and Dr. Crawford Howie, pno.

 

Speakers: Nicholas Attfield, William Carragan,

Andrea Harrandt*, Paul Hawkshaw, Julian Horton,

Howard Jones, Ebbe Tørring, Peter Palmer, Ken Ward

 

Programme  

Friday 17 April (7.00 – 9.00)

715 Ken Ward  -  The raisons d’être for Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

7.55 Howard Jones  - The history of the recording of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

Saturday 18 April (10.00 – 5.00)

10.00 Nick Attfield  -  “Prometheus Unbound”, or, Reappraising the ‘programme’ for

          Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

 

10.40 Peter Palmer - Bruckner, Rued Langgaard and Last Things

11.40 Ebbe Tørring - Recapitulation procedures in Bruckner’s symphonies

12.20 Paul Hawkshaw - The first edition of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

2.00 Julian Horton - The harmonic language of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

2.40 Andrea Harrandt - Preparation for the public. The importance of piano

        transcriptions of Bruckner’s music*

 

3.20 William Carragan - “One into two”: arranging the Schalk four-hand transcription of the Eighth

       for two pianos, with concomitant discoveries

  4.20 – 5.00   ‘Round table’ session, chaired by Dermot Gault

Saturday 18 April, 7.30

Performance in the College chapel of Josef Schalk’s four-hand transcription of Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony (arr. William Carragan for two pianos) by William Carragan and Crawford Howie

 

*Andrea  Harrandt’s participation in the conference has been facilitated by a travel grant from the

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                                                                                                 l-r: Paul Hawkshaw, Julian Horton,

                                                                                                       Crawford  Howie, Nick Attfield

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     Nick Attfield                       Ebbe Tørring                    Julian Horton                  Andrea Harrandt

 

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Crawford Howie and William Carragan rehearse their performance of Bruckner’s 8th Symphony

Transcribed for 4-hands piano by Josef Schalk, arr. 2 pianos William Carragan.

 

 

Photographs by Inez Maria Haettenschwiller and William Carragan

The Fifth Bruckner Journal Readers Conference, 2007

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Left to right: Nicholas Attfield, Paul Hawkshaw, Erling E Guldbrandsen, Julian Horton,

David Alldeborgh, Benjamin Korstvedt, Crawford Howie, Ebbe Tørring, Bob McColley, William Caragan

 

Mystery in the Music of Anton Bruckner

Speakers were

Nicholas Attfield, William Carragan, Erling E. Guldbrandsen,

Paul Hawkshaw, Julian Horton, Crawford Howie,

Ben Korstvedt, Ken Ward.

This conference was held in Birmingham on Saturday  21 April 2007,

 

Programme, 2007

Friday 20th April

 

19:00 - 21:00 Preliminary Session - with introductory paper presented by Ken Ward:

                                                        Seven Types of Mystery

                     Erling E Guldbrandsen: Bruckner and Mystic Experience

 

Saturday 21st April

 

09.30             Registration

10:00             Introduction and Welcome

 

10:05             Benjamin Korstvedt: ‘ja oft die besten Stellen der Wirkung beraubte’: an  essay on the   

                      early compositional history of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony

 

10:55-11:25  Coffee Break

 

11:30-12:15   Julian Horton: Bruckner and the Myth of Otherness

 

12:20-13:05   William Carragan: Bruckner’s Last Words

 

13:10-14:15   Lunch Break

 

14:20-15:05   Paul Hawkshaw: The Art of Fugue, St Florian and the Preservation of  Contrapuntal   

                                                 Symphony

 

15:10-15:50   Nicholas Attfield: Music and Mysticism in the Weimar Republic: the

                                                 Cases of Anton Bruckner and Erich Schwebsch

 

15:55-16:20   Tea Break

 

16:25-16:55   Final ‘open’ session, introduced and chaired by Crawford Howie:

                     The Element of Mystery in Bruckner’s Music

 

The Seventh Bruckner Journal Readers Conference 2011

 

HERTFORD COLLEGE, OXFORD

Friday 15 April (19.00 – 21.00)

19.15 Malcolm Hatfield A Psychological Profile of Bruckner

19.55 Dermot Gault  In conversation with Ken Ward about his new book,      The New Bruckner

Saturday 16 April (9.45 – 17.25)

9.45 Paul Coones  Bruckner at Hertford College, Oxford

10.00 Andrea Harrandt Bruckner’s Vienna in the 1870s and 1880s – A Biographical and    Historical Background*

10.40 Benjamin Korstvedt Defining the ‘Problem’: The post-war Reception of Bruckner     Editions in the English-speaking World

11.45 Brian Newbould Chorale as Texture in Symphonic Music

12.25 Frederick Stocken Is Sechter ‘echter’? Considering Simon Sechter’s Fundamental-    Bass Theory for analyzing Bruckner’s Music

14.20 William Carragan The Finale of the Fifth - An Analysis and Tempo-Study

15.00 Julian Horton  Counterpoint and Form in the Finale of the Fifth Symphony

16.05 Paul Hawkshaw Bruckner’s Use of Sonata-Form Terminology in the Sketches    for the Finale of the Eighth Symphony

16.45  Eric Lai   Toward a Theory of Coherence: Compositional Use of the Turn     in Bruckner’s Symphonies

Saturday 16 April, 19.30 Performance in the College chapel of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony (arr. William Carragan for two pianos) by William Carragan and Crawford Howie

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Crawford Howie and William Carragan rehearse in the chapel, Hertford College.  

Above that L, outside in the quadrangle, l-r  Keith Gifford   Geoffrey Hosking   Andrew Lewis   Paul Coones   Jerome Curran.

Above that R, Frederick Stocken and Andrea Harrandt

 

Photos by Inez Haettenschwiller and Ken Ward

 

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Ken Ward with Bruckner Society of America

‘Kilenyi’ Medal of Honor, present to him by William Carragan during the Conference

Photo: Derek Haslam

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