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July 2014

Vol. 18, No. 2

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


Volume Eighteen, Number  Three will be published in

November 2014.  Should you wish to contribute an article, short essay, letter or comment to the Journal, on any Bruckner-related subject, please contact either Ken Ward at or Crawford Howie at



Letter to the Editor: Louis C Lohraseb on completions of the Finale of the Ninth Symphony


Jacques Roelands’ alternative view of the IX Finale - now on-line


A memorable beginning - On the New Edition of the First Symphony by Dr Thomas Röder


Returning to the Vienna Version Of the First Symphony by Prof. Benjamin Korstvedt  


The Austrian National Library acquires Bruckner’s Kitzler Studienbuch - notice by Prof Paul Hawkshaw


Bruckner Edition Wien - Anton Bruckner Urtext Complete Edition, interview with Dr Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs


Bruckner and the ‘Dresden Amen’ by Dr. Crawford Howie


1873 3rd Symphony CD launch in Vienna: Gratitude, Respect and Appreciation after 140 Years

                                                                                                                         by Prof Klaus Laczika


Timed Structure Table for the 1878 ‘Volksfest’ finale to the 4th Symphony, by Prof William Carragan Page


My Bruckner Solution by Timmy Brown


A Farewell to Life, a poem  by Lawrence K Tomlinson



LONDON                                       ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL                                     26 FEBRUARY 2014

Brahms - Double Concerto  (encore: Halvorsen: Passacaglia for violin and viola (after Handel) Arr. for violin and cello)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 2 (1872, ed. Carragan)


London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski                  Julia Fischer vln, Daniel Müller-Schott cel.


OXFORD                          UNIVERSITY CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN                       8 MARCH 2014

Bruckner - Overture in G minor

Wagner - Good Friday music, Parsifal                  Beethoven - Symphony No. 7


Hertford Bruckner Orchestra / Paul Coones


BERLIN                                                   PHILHARMONIE                                               15 MARCH 2014

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9  (Emanuel Ax)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4


Berlin Philharmonic / Bernard Haitink


LONDON                                     ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL                                               14 MARCH 2014

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto (Benjamin Beilman)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (1889)


London Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanisław Skrowaczewski


LONDON                                          BARBICAN HALL                                              3, 4 & 5 APRIL 2014

Mozart - Violin Concerto No.3 (Frank Peter Zimmermann)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4


Haydn - Cello Concerto No.1  (Truls Mørk)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7


Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 (Lars Vogt)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons


VIENNA                                                KONZERTHAUS                                                     6 APRIL 2014

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1890, ed. Nowak)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra /  Jaap van Zweden


LONDON                                     ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL                                                 9 APRIL 2014

Schumann - Violin Concerto (Renaud Capuçon)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1890, ed. Haas)


London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jukka-Pekka Saraste


SAN FRANCISCO                 DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL                                     11 APRIL 2014

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21 (Garrick Ohlsson)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 (1878/80 version)


San Francisco Symphony Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt


CARDIFF                                          ST DAVID’S HALL                                                     25 APRIL 2014

Messiaen - L’Ascension

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1890, ed. Haas)


Welsh National Opera Orchestra / Lothar Koenigs


LISBON                                       GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION                                            25 APRIL 2014

Berg - Three Orchestral Pieces

Strauss - Four Last Songs (Emily Magee)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7


Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester / David Afkham


HEIDELBERG                                            STADTHALLE                                                     22 MAY 2014

Vasks - Tālā Gaisma - Distant Light  (Alina Pogostkina, vln)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (with Finale SPCM)


Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg / Yordan Kamdzhalov



Concert listings: - Bruckner performances worldwide

from July 2014 - October 2014 (also published here: Concert Listings)

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians





Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (Rehearsal excerpts and concert, 29 Sept. 1996)

SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Carlo Maria Giulini

Arthaus Musik  DVD 102 188    


Bruckner  -  Symphony 9 (“version of 1894”, ed Nowak)

Berner Symphonieorchester / Mario Venzago

CD number: CPO 777 787-2


Bruckner - Symphony No. 7

Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer

Channel Classics - CCS SA 33714          


Bruckner - Symphonies 1 - 9

Brilliant Classics - 94686BR

CD 1
- Symphony No.1 in C minor (Linz version, ed. Haas)  

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Václav Neumann  

CD 2
- Symphony No.2 in C minor (1877 version, ed. Haas)  

Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Franz Konwitschny   

CD 3
- Symphony No.3 in D minor (1890 version, ed. Rättig)  

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Kurt Sanderling    

CD 4
- Symphony No.4 in E flat 'Romantic' (1886 version, ed. Nowak) Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Heinz Rögner    

CD 5
- Symphony No.5 in B flat (ed. Nowak) Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Heinz Rögner  

CD 6
- Symphony No.6 in A (ed. Nowak) Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Heinz Rögner    

CD 7
- Symphony No.7 in E (ed. Haas)  Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Heinz Rögner    

CD 8
- Symphony No.8 in C minor (1887/90 version, ed. Haas)  Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Heinz Rögner    

CD 9
- Symphony No.9 in D minor (ed. Nowak)  Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin / Heinz Rögner    


Bruckner - Symphony No. 2 (version for chamber orchestra, arr. Anthony Payne)

Johann Strauss - Wein, Weib und Gesang (version for chamber orchestra, arr. Alban Berg)

Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble / Trevor Pinnock