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March 2015

Vol. 19, no. 1

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THE BRUCKNER JOURNAL,

VOLUME NINETEEN, NUMBER ONE,

MARCH 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  Two will be published in

July 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

 

Obituaries:  Peter Palmer & Dr Erich Partsch

 

Letter to the Editor from Dr C Heindl

 

Anton Bruckner and the Vienna Philharmonic by Dr Clemens Hellsberg

 

The Page-Turner & the “Stammering Cyclops”  by Dr Keith Gifford

 

Private Bruckner - The Composer in the Years around 1870 by Dr Franz Scheder

 

How tall was Bruckner?  A note from the editor

 

Has Bruckner’s time come, and why now? by Dr Abram Chipman

 

The Mystical Genius of Anton Bruckner an address by Dr Martin Pulbrook

CONCERTS REVIEWED

 

BASINGSTOKE   THE ANVIL    10TH OCTOBER 2014
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits

 

LONDON  BARBICAN HALL  23 OCTOBER 2014

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1890, Nowak)

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink

 

NEW YORK    AVERY FISHER HALL, LINCOLN CENTER    9 NOVEMBER 2014

Bach - Suite No. 4

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 (Nowak Ed.)

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly

 

LONDON  BARBICAN HALL  28 NOVEMBER 2014

Schubert - Symphony No 4
Mahler -
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Hans Rott - Symphony No 1

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Marc Minkowski

 

BIRMINGHAM, UK   SYMPHONY HALL  29 NOVEMBER 2014

Schumann - Piano Concerto (Stephen Hough)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons

 

BOSTON, USA    SYMPHONY HALL  18 JANUARY 2015

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 (Lars Vogt)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (Haas Edition)

Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons

 

CONCERT LISTINGS

 

Concert listings: - Bruckner performances worldwide

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

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians

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CDS & DVDS REVIEWED

 

Bruckner - Symphony 1 (1877 ed. Nowak)

Mozarteumorchester Salzburg / Ivor Bolton

Oehms OC 436  Recorded 11-13 October 2013, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (1873)

Orchestre Métropolitain / Yannick Nézet-Séguin

ATMA Classique ACD2 2700   Recorded in the Maison symphonique de Montréal, June 2014            

 

Bruckner - Symphony No 5

Tapiola Sinfonietta / Mario Venzago

cpo CD  77616-2                                   

 

Bruckner – Symphony No. 5

Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann

Unitel Classica Major 717808 [DVD] Filmed 8th & 9th September 2013, Semperoper Dresden

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 6

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

Profil CD PH14021        Live recording, Ebrach Abbey, August 2013     

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 (Haas)

SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Paul Hindemith

Recorded 24 June 1958, hänssler Classic Historic CD 94.222            

 

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 (1890, Nowak)

Oberősterreichisches Jugendsinfonieorchester [Youth Orchestra of Upper Austria] / Rémy Ballot

Gramola 99054   Live recording 22 August 2014, St Florian Abbey         

 

Bruckner - Symphonies 4 & 7

Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

Karajan Official Remastered Edition - Brahms, Bruckner, Wagner, R Strauss & Schmidt 1970- 1981

6 CD box set - Warner 0825646336227

 

Bruckner - Symphony 8

Philharmonia Orchestra & Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

Karajan Official Remastered Edition – Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, J Strauss, Wagner & R Strauss 1951-1960

12 CD box set - Warner 0825646336234