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July 2015

Vol. 19, no. 2

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THE BRUCKNER JOURNAL,

VOLUME NINETEEN, NUMBER TWO,

JULY 2015

 

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

 

Volume Nineteen, Number  Three will be published in

November 2015.  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 brucknerjournal@gmail.com or Crawford Howie at acrhowie@blueyonder.co.uk.

ITEMS  IN THIS ISSUE

 

Report on the Ninth Bruckner Journal Readers’ Conference

 

Notice of the Bruckner Conference in Kremsmünster 11-12 June 2015

 

Obituary - Franz Zamazal (1932 - 2015)

 

Interpretative Traps in Bruckner - paper from the Bruckner Journal Readers’ Conference 2015,

by Prof. William Carragan

 

BRUCKNER200 full colour centre-fold, by Gerhard Symons

 

Handwritten Parts of Bruckner´s Sixth Rediscovered - announcement from Dr Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs

 

Bruckner's Fifth Symphony <Original Concepts> - announcement of the publication and concert performance of the 2015 revision of Takanobu Kawasaki’s edition of 2008

 

Interview: Richard Lehnert interviews Martin Majkut, conductor of Rogue Valley Symphony, Oregon, about performing Bruckner’s 4th symphony.

CONCERTS REVIEWED

 

LONDON  - ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL  - 8 FEBRUARY 2015

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 (Paul Lewis)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (Nowak, 1889)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Andris Nelsons

 

ASHLAND  - SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MUSIC RECITAL HALL  - 27 FEBRUARY 2015

MEDFORD  - CRATERIAN THEATER AT THE COLLIER CENTER  - 28 FEBRUARY 2015

GRANTS PASS -  GRANTS PASS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER  - 1 MARCH 2015

Wagner - Overture to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4, “Romantic” (1878/80, Nowak)

Rogue Valley Symphony / Martin Majkut

 

LONDON - BARBICAN HALL  - 28 FEBRUARY 2015

Bach - Motet: Jesu, meine Freude

Bruckner - Motets: Locus iste; Os justi meditabitur; Christus factus est; Ave Maria (1861)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1890 Nowak)

BBC Singers / James O’Donnell    -    BBC Symphony Orchestra / Leif Segerstam

 

ST. LOUIS  - POWELL HALL - 6, 7 MARCH 2015

Fauré - Elegy

Wagner - “Brünnhilde’s Immolation” scene from Götterdämmerung

Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (1889, Nowak)

St. Louis Symphony / David Robertson

 

BAD KISSINGEN  - REGENTENBAU - 8 MARCH 2015

Beethoven - Violin Concerto (Inglolf Turban)

Bruckner - Symphony in D minor (Die Nullte)

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

 

BIRMINGHAM - SYMPHONY HALL  - 11 & 14 MARCH 2015

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov

 

SAN FRANCISCO  - DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL  - 25 MARCH 2015

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

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra / James Feddeck

 

NEW YORK -  CARNEGIE HALL  - 26 MARCH 2015

Schubert - Overture from “Claudine von Villa Bella”, D. 239

Bruckner - Symphony in F minor (1863)

Dvořák - Symphony No. 1 in C minor, “The Bells of Zlonice”

American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein  

 

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA - MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER  - 22 MARCH 2015

Bach - 2 Violin Concerti (Gil Shaham)

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

Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Jaap van Zweden

 

CHICAGO, USA - SYMPHONY CENTER  - 23, 24 APRIL 2015

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1890 Nowak)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov

 

WARWICK - WARWICK UNIVERSITY ARTS CENTRE  - 8 MAY 2015

Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 4 (Baiba Skride)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons

CONCERT LISTINGS

 

 

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians

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CDS & DVDS REVIEWED

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

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / Manfred Honeck

 

Bruckner Symphony No 5

London Symphony Orchestra / Georg Tintner

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5

Schubert - Symphony No. 8

New Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (with finale completion by Nors Josephson)

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra / John Gibbons    

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (ed. Cohrs 2000)

Philharmoniker Hamburg / Simone Young

 

Bruckner - Te Deum, Psalm 150, Mass No.2 in E minor

Pamela Coburn, soprano; Ingelborg Danz, alto; Christian Elsner, tenor; Franz-Josef Selig, bass

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Bach Collegium Stuttgart / Helmuth Rilling

 

Pange Lingua - Bruckner Motets

Pange Lingua (1st version), Asperges me, Der Herr, Dir will ich mich ergeben, In jener letzten der Nächte, Totenlieder WAB 47 & 48, Ave Maria, Pange Lingua (Phrygian), Locus iste, Tota pulchra es, Os justi, Christus Factus est, Salvum fac populum tuum, Virge Jesse floruit, Vexilla regis.

Musica Saeculorum / Philipp von Steinaecker