Newsletter: August 1, 2019

Newsletter: August 1, 2019
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As of July 31st the Discography Database and the Bruckner Archive Database have been updated. The underlined headlines below will take you to the various sections of the website where the bullet points below are featured. Please use these as guides to the new information offered since the last newsletter.

Newsletter - August 1, 2019

SPECIAL SALE! For every BOOK, SCORE or CD or DVD purchased from my Collectibles Section, I will refund fifteen percent of your purchase price. Don't delay! In most cases, there is only one of each item available.

The 2019 Brucknerathon is scheduled for September 6-8 in Windsor, Connecticut. Information on signing up is available here. For those who plan to sign up, please do so soon as plans need to be made regarding provisions. Also, a custom tee-shirt for participants is being offered, but orders must be received by August 16th.

I will be attending the 2019 BrucknerTage at St Florian between August 20 and 25. If you are attending as well, please make a point of seeking me out to say hello.

A reminder to please use my Amazon links (on the right) for any items that you purchase through them.

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  • Sign up for the 2019 Bruckner Society Symposium and Brucknerathon!

  • Hans Roelofs completes the donation of his recordings archive to the Anton Bruckner Institute in Linz.

  • Updated information on Bruckner's Frau Kathi has been added.

  • A listing of Historic Bruckner recordings has been added.

  • Copies of Bruckner's death mask for sale.

  • Possible get-together at a Bruckner Fest in the Netherlands.

  • The IBG prepares to celebrate their 90th anniversary in October.


  • Jaap van Zweden, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic receives the Bruckner Society's Medal of Honor on May 27th.

  • Please renew your Society membership- The member area password has been updated. If you have not renewed your membership in the past year, you no longer have access to the materials in the member area.

  • Annual membership in the Bruckner Society is $30.00 per year. Your donations will help fund further research, performances and publications. Receive one of the Society's exclusive CDs or publications with your contribution! Select them here.


  • The Bruckner Archive recording database (with over 9,870 listings) has been updated and it is easy to download as an Excel file. Many of these recordings are available to collectors and researchers. Contact me for details on how you can fill in some holes in your collection.


  • There are many subjects covered here and these are frequently updated, so make it a point to check out the various subjects under this heading.



  • Claus Peter Flor's recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 with the Shanghai Philharmonic is available.

  • The Madison Summer Choir releases their 2018 performance of Bruckner's Mass No. 1.

  • High Definition Tape Transfers releases a mastering of Eugen Jochum's Bruckner First Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic.


  • High Definition Tape Transfers releases a re-mastered edition of Zubin Mehta's Vienna Philharmonic Bruckner 9th.

  • Yves Saint Laurent offers a Bruckner 7th with Carl Schuricht conducting the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.


  • The Berlin Philharmonic's 22 hybrid SACD set of Radio Recordings 1939-1945 including several Bruckner Symphonies.

  • Urania (Italy) releases Mravinsky's Soviet recordings of Bruckner's Symphonies 7 and 8.

  • Deutsche Grammophon releases Karajan's Bruckner cycle on CD and Blu-Ray audio. (July release in the US).


  • DGG releases the Symphonies Nos 6 and 9 in their ongoing Andris Nelsons / Gewandhaus cycle.

  • Orfeo releases a set of Rafael Kubelik's Bavarian Radio performances including two Bruckner Symphonies.

  • Valery Gergiev's cycle with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra continues with releases of Symphonies 2, 8 and 9. But these are easier to order from Europe or Japan.

    JAPANESE RELEASES (IN STOCK ! or Available for special order)

  • NEW!Tower Records releases their exclusive SACD set of the Asahina / Fontec recordings of Symphonies 5,7,8, and 9.

  • Epitagraph releases the 1961 recording of Carl Schuricht conducting the Bruckner Symony No. 7 with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

  • TOBU Recordings have released the Symphonies 7, 8 and 9 with Eduardo Chibas conducting the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra in a three CD boxed set.

  • Exton continues it release of Bruckner symphonies with Toshiyuki Kamioka and the New Japan Philharmonic. This new release features the Symphony No. 6 in the Josef Woess edition of 1927.

  • RCA's slow moving Paavo Jarvi Bruckner cycle with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony gets one step closer to completion with the release of the Symphony No. 3.

  • Tower Records continues their exclusive reissues with a hybrid SACD release of Supraphon's von Matacic recordings of Symphonies 5, 7 and 9.

  • King International releases Karajan's 1966 Bruckner 8th performed in Tokyo.


  • Sony in Germany will be releasing a Bruckner Symphony No. 7 with Alan Gilbert conducting the NDR Elbephilharmonie.

  • C Major will be completing their video Bruckner cycle with Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden in the Bruckner Symphony No. 2.

  • Brilliant Classics will be releasing a CD of Bruckner's complete piano music. The pianist is Francesco Pasqualotto. It is slated for an August release.

  • An unusual recording was discovered on Ebay that was not known of before. It contains a performance of the Symphony No. 4 with Gerhard Markson conducting the Barratt Due Symphony Orchestra. The concert took place in Oslo in 2005. It is the August Download of the Month!


  • DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH. A performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 4 with Gerhard Markson conducting the Barrett Due Symphony Orchestra.


  • The store is divided up into sections for CDs & SACDs, Videos, Exclusive Recordings, Special Imports, Books & Scores, Downloads, and Samples and Collectibles. Be sure to check out each section for new items.

  • has entered into an agreement with the publisher of the MWV's Bruckner scores and publications. Order scores and critical reports from Click here for details. **** Next order deadline: October 15, 2019.


  • As stories in the LATEST NEWS section get older, those that are still relevant get moved into the FEATURES SECTION. There is a wealth of information here that you may have missed when they were first posted.


  • Essays in English and other languages are entered as they are discovered or accepted.

  • New graphics (over 1,100) are frequently added.

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