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UK Concerts

July - October 2015




4 July 7.30 pm, St Albans, St Peter’s Church

Bruckner - Mass in No.2     Dove - The Passing of the Year

Works by Grainger and Tavener    Andrew Leach (organ),

Voix de Vivre, The Jay Singers/ Neil MacKenzie


1 Aug 6.30pm, London Royal Albert Hall 0845 401 5034

Schubert - Symphony no. 4 "Tragic"

Bedford - Instability     Bruckner - Mass No.3

Luba Orgonášová, sop., Jennifer Johnston, mezzo, Robert Dean Smith, tenor, Derek Welton, bass

Orfeón Pamplonés and BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena


2 Sept 7.30pm, London Royal Albert Hall 0845 401 5034

Messiaen - Hymne

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27 (Igor Levit)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Peter Oundjian


15 Sept 7.30 London Barbican Hall  +44 (0)207638 8891

Mozart - Piano Concerto No.24 (Murray Perahia)

Bruckner - Symphony No.7

London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink


31 Oct 7.30 London Royal Festival Hall  0844 875 0073

Bruckner - Symphony No.5

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanis³aw Skrowaczewski



A Difficult Decision on December 6th 2015

for Brucknerians in London, UK, following the announcement of some of the major orchestra seasons:


6th December 2015  Philharmonia

 Andris Nelsons  Bruckner 8 -  RFH


6th December 2015 London Symphony Orchestra

 Daniel Harding  Bruckner 4  - Barbican


16th December 2015  London Symphony Orchestra 

 Daniel Harding Bruckner 9+SPCM finale - Barbican


27 January 2016  London Philharmonic 

 Vladimir Jurowski  Bruckner 3 - RFH


14th April 2016  London Symphony Orchestra 

 Sir Simon Rattle  Bruckner 8 - Barbican




wpac870445.png The New Bruckner  

Compositional Development and the Dynamics of Revision

Dermot Gault


January 2011

234 x 156 mm, 278 pages Hardback, Includes c.39 musical examples and 3 tables

978-1-4094-0091-2   £60.00  (£54 - On-line price at


The New Bruckner


The New Bruckner provides a valuable study of Bruckner's music, focusing on the interaction of biography, textual scholarship, reception history and analysis. Dr Dermot Gault conveys a broad chronological narrative of Bruckner's compositional development, interpolating analytical commentaries on the works and critical accounts of the notoriously complex and editorial issues. Gault corrects longstanding misconceptions about the composer's revision process, and its relationship with the early editions and widely held critical opinions. Bruckner's constantly evolving engagement with symphonic form is traced by taking each revision in due order, rather than by taking each symphony on its own, and by relating the symphonies to other mature works such as the Te Deum, the three great Masses, and the Quintet, and Gault argues that Bruckner's music became more organic and less schematic as the result of his revisions. The book will be essential reading for all interested in Bruckner's compositions, the complex history of their reception, and late Romantic music in general.

Contents: Preface     -    Introduction; tradition and innovation   -    Masses and early symphonies

The emergence of the 'Bruckner symphony'     -    Consolidation and revision   -    4 masterpieces

Bruckner and his disciples   -    The 8th symphony   -   The final decade   -   Anomalies of history

Appendix Select bibliography -   Index


Dermot Gault was born in Belfast and studied music at Queen's University Belfast, where he obtained a doctorate for a thesis on Bruckner's symphonies in 1994. He has contributed to The Bruckner Journal since its inception and addressed Bruckner Conferences in Nottingham and Oxford. He has also contributed to Music Ireland and The Irish Times.