The Bruckner Archive:
David Aldeborgh, founder
John F. Berky, director
The purpose of the Bruckner Archive is to collect all performances of Bruckner symphonies as can be acquired. These include: commercial recordings, semi-public releases, transcriptions, airchecks, in-house recordings and pirate recordings. Recordings from the Archive are available for scholarly use as it contains the most complete recorded performance history of Anton Bruckner's symphonies and many of his other works.
As a list of recorded performances, the Bruckner Archive is a more comprehensive list than the Bruckner Discography which is restricted to recordings made available, in some way, to the general public. The Bruckner Archive presently holds about 9,300 records.
Conversely, the Bruckner Discography will attempt to list every issue and re-issue of a commercial Bruckner recording with its accompanying catalog number. The Bruckner Archive may just have one copy of the performance.
The Bruckner Archive is presently held in Windsor, Connecticut. Present plans call for the Archive to be eventually transferred to the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Discussions are also taking place with regards to providing access to the Archive for research studies at the Monastery of Saint Florian.
In addition to to recordings mentioned above, the Bruckner Archive also holds Bruckner-related objects such as:
Original Prints (some displayed in this section)
Graphics (seen in the website's Graphics Gallary)
Stamps and first day covers
Coins and medallians
Ex Libris book plates
Mugs and other ceramics
Books, pamphlets, brochures and periodicals
Assorted miscellaneous collectibles
The activities and any acquisitions to the Bruckner Archive are presently funded by revenue derived from the abruckner.com website.