Newsletter: February 1, 2020

Newsletter: February 1, 2020
Welcome to the Newsletter from!

As of February 1st 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 - February 1, 2020

In an effort to clean out some older inventory, I have initiated a Clearance Sale. There are some terrific items here but the stock is dwindling fast since some people discovered the sale prior to this newsletter being published. Take a quick peek before moving on. is an ongoing project. Details must constantly be updated in order to provide relevant information. In addition to the time, there are costs related to the website and the acquisition of recordings needed to keep the database up-to-date. In addition, currently supports the continued existence of Hans Roelofs discography of vocal and instrumental works. Finally, makes possible new acquisitions into the Bruckner Archive. New prints, recordings, letters, postcards, and other Bruckner-related material are constantly being acquired and protected.

If these activities are important to you, then please support us. receives revenue from CDs that we sell. We also receive commission from any of the Amazon and ArchivMusik links on the right side of my home page. Before going to Amazon directly, go to my website and click the Amazon link. That one extra click won't change anything for you but it makes a difference here.

Enjoy the site!!

My monthly reminders:

[1] Subscribe to The Bruckner Journal. Digital copies are just $10.00 per year!

[2] CASH REWARD FOR WANTED RECORDINGS. Click here for details.


  • Anton Bruckner: Eleven Symphonies - A new book by William Carragan to be issued by the Bruckner Society of America.

  • Bruckner Archive acquires a new Bruckner print and material belonging to Franz Moissl.

  • Heinz Winbeck's Symphony No. 5 (with Bruckner 9 references) now available on CD!

  • Hear what happens when you give a Bruckner Score to a drum and bugle corps...

  • Franz Forster Bruckner Busts for Sale - made in the 1930s.

  • New organ transcription recording of the Bruckner 9th coming this Spring.

  • Fake Recording Alert!

  • The 2018 Bruckner Tour of Austria is Featured in a new Bruckner documentary.

  • The 2020 St. Florian Brucknertage Schedule is announced.

  • Gerd Schaller's Project 2024 continues with the CD release of the 1891 "Vienna version" of the Symphony No. 1.

  • A new Organ Transcription of the Symphony No. 9 is published with Gerd Schaller Finale.


  • Monzer Hourani of Houston receives an honorary membership for his leadership gift.

  • The Bruckner Society announces the 2019 Recordings of the Year.

  • The Bruckner Society's Brucknerathon: The 2019 playlist and photos from the event. (PLUS: A review of the event!)

  • 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 10,150 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.


  • Links to other Bruckner-related websites that might be of interest.



  • BIS releases a Bruckner Symphony No. 6 with Thomas Dausgaard and the Bergen Philharmonic.

  • High Definition Tape Transfers releases the Eugen Jochum Symphony No. 5 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.


  • MDG Productions re-releases Herbert Blomstedt's Denon recordings of the Bruckner 4th and 7th Symphonies with the Staatskapelle Dresden.

  • Profil releases the next installment in Gerd Schaller's complete survey of the differing editions with his 1891 "Vienna" version of the Symphony No. 1.

  • The Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz released a limited edition CD of Bruckner "Rarities" with a special Meissen porcelain medallion affixed to the cover.


  • Pristine Audio releases two of Furtwangler's 1951 Bruckner recordings.


  • A Bruckner Symphony No. 2 (1877 Carragan) with the Shanghai Philharmonic is released as a download.

  • A new recording of the Bruckner Requiem is released on Accentus CD.

  • Pristine Classics releases the Horenstein Bruckner Sixth with the London Symphony Orchestra.

  • LSO Live releases Simon Rattle's Bruckner Sixth on CD.

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

  • Weitblick Recordings release a Bruckner Symphony No. 8 with Evgeni Svetlanov conducting the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

  • TOBU Recordings has released the Bruckner Archives' recording of the Piano four-hand transcriptions of Bruckner's Symphonies 0-9 in a 10 CD boxed set. This item will be stocked by at a special price!

  • Sony has released a SACD set of Bruno Walter conducting Bruckner's 4th, 7th and 9th Symphonies with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

  • Tower Records has released the 1978 Haitink Bruckner 7th with the Concertgebouw Orchestra on SACD.

  • Tower Records has also released a limited Edition SACD set of Klemperer's Bruckner Recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra (# 4-9)

  • Tower Records has re-released Asahina's last Bruckner recordings - previously available on Exton

  • Altus Classics releases Gennadi Rozhdestvensky's performance of the Symphony No. 5 in the Schalk Edition with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

  • TOBU Recordings releases a boxed set of Jascha Horenstin in Venezuela which contains a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3.

  • Tower Records releases their exclusive SACD set of Carl Schuricht's Vienna Philharmonic Bruckner recordings (Symphonies 3, 8, 9).

  • Tower Records releases their exclusive SACD set of the Asahina / Fontec recordings of Symphonies 5,7,8, and 9. 1 copy in stock in the Clearance area!!.


  • Organroxx will be releasing a recording of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9. The organist will be Thilo Muster.

  • Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic have completed the recording of their Bruckner video cycle with three live performances at St. Florian in September as part of the 2019 Brucknerfest. The cycle (1-9) will be released in a boxed set - with a documentary disc - in time for Christmas, 2020. These video recordings were all made at St. Florian while the CD recordings from the same performers originate from Munich.


  • DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH. The third in a series of recordings by the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart conducted by Wolfgang Hofmann. This month we will feature the Symphony No. 7.


  • 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: April 30, 2010.


  • 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.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS SITE All the information provided on this site is available to you free-of-charge. But it is not free for me to get it to you. Recordings must be purchased as does the server space upon which this website is stored. We have provided two easy ways for you to support this venture. First is to purchase recordings in my web store and second is to make your regular purchases (of anything!) through my homepage web links to online retailers. Purchases will support the ongoing expenses of operating this website.

Enjoy the website!

John F. Berky