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November 2014

Vol. 18, No. 3

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THE BRUCKNER JOURNAL,

VOLUME EIGHTEEN, NUMBER THREE,

NOVEMBER 2014

 

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  One will be published in

March 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

 

 

Bad Kreuzen - Speculation and no end - by Dr. Eva Marx

 

Anton Bruckner’s early stays in Steyr - by Dr Erich W Partsch

 

Book Reviews:

Paul Hawkshaw: Critical Report  for Symphony VIII  -  review by Dr. Dermot Gault  

David Chapman Bruckner and The Generalbass Tradition - review by Dr. Crawford Howie

 

Bruckner, the Miniaturist  - short note by David Singerman

 

The Anton-Bruckner-Museum,Ansfelden re-opens, brief report by Ken Ward

 

2014 USA Bruckner Marathons - a report by Neil Schore

 

CONCERTS REVIEWED

 

LONDON BARBICAN HALL 19 JUNE 2014

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23, K488 (Lise de la Salle)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1887 version)

London Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi

 

LONDON WIGMORE HALL 21 JUNE 2014

Schoenberg - 6 Little Piano Pieces op. 19,

Strauss - Träumerei from Stimmungsbilder op 9, no. 4

Wagner - Albumblatt

Bruckner - Erinnerung

Brahms - 7 Fantasien op 116,

Schumann - Carnaval op 9

Stephen Hough / Piano

 

LONDON ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL 3 JULY 2014

Penderecki - Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

London Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding

CONCERT LISTINGS

 

Concert listings: - Bruckner performances worldwide

from November 2014 - March 2015 (also published here: Concert Listings)

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians

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CDS & DVDS REVIEWED

 

Bruckner - Study Symphony in F minor

Simone Young / Philharmoniker Hamburg

Recorded 22-26 February 2013, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Germany (42 minutes)

Oehms Classics OC 686 (Hybrid CD/SACD)

 

Bruckner – Symphony No. 3, First version,1873

Altomonte Orchester St. Florian / Rémy Ballot

Live recording 23 August, 2013, Stiftsbasilika, St Florian, Upper Austria

Gramola CD 99044 (i)32:35 (ii)23:39 (iii)7:54 (iv)24:55 total : 89:06

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Recorded live at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 25 and 27 October 2013

RCO Live Blu-ray disc RCO 14106 or DVD RCO 14103 Timings: (i)20:15 (ii)12:30 (iii)13:04 (iv)21:54

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

Recorded live at the Abteikirche, Ebrach, July 2013

Profil Hänssler CD PH14020 Timings: (i)19:41 (ii)16:27 (iii)13:01 (iv)23:40

 

Bruckner - Symphony No 7

New Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Klemperer

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 2 November 1965

Testament SBT2 1477

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8

Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin / Mario Venzago

Live recording Konzerthaus Berlin, 29 Oct. 2011

CD cpo 777 691-2 (i)14:46 (ii)14:26 (ii)24:44 (iii)21:27 total 75:26

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Claudio Abbado

Live recording Lucerne 21-26 Aug. 2013 (i)26:47 (ii)11:03 (iii)25:17 total 62:30

CD DG 479 3441

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink

Live recording Barbican Hall, London, 17 &21 Feb. 2013 (i)27:31 (ii)11:53 (iii)27:46 total 67:00

CD LSO Live LSO0746

South West German Radio SO / Stanisław Skrowaczewski

Recorded in Baden-Baden on January 14, 1965 (i)20:32 (ii)9:41 (iii)24:32 total 54:47

CD BSVD-0117 (Available from www.abruckner.com Webstore Exclusives, “The Point Classics Bruckner 9”)