Newsletter: March 1, 2020

Newsletter: March 1, 2020
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As of March 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 - March 1, 2020

This newsletter is being written from the warm and sandy beaches of Aruba (sorry, but someone has to suffer...) As I lie here lazily soaking up the sun, I realize that the short month of February is rapidly coming to a close, so it's time to catch up on some things.

Last month, the Discography of Vocal and Instrumental Music, edited by the late Hans Roelofs, was officially transferred to my server in the United States. Unfortunately, the site has not been updated since January of last year, but there is still a wealth of information on the website which I felt was important to maintain. Work will continue on the site as we re-activate the search function and we hope to find an editor who would be willing to take on the task of updating the discography. While the site is in German, most computers can now translate the text into very readable English.

There are some interesting new releases this month. The most unusual is a new LP set being offered by the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz which features a Bruckner Symphony No. 8 conducted by their music director, Markus Poschner. Also, has entered into an agreement with TOBU Recordings of Japan to release some of the material presently housed in the Bruckner Archive. The first collaboration featured the piano four-hands performances of Bruckner's Symphonies 0-9. This set will soon be available on my site at a very affordable price. The next project in this series will probably be some Jazz arrangements of Bruckner's Symphonies No. 5 and 7.

Other news involves The Bruckner Journal. Several months ago, Dr. Michael Cucka became the new editor of the journal. With that change, the journal shifted operations from the UK to the United States. That shift has now triggered additional adjustments. First, the semi-annual Bruckner Journal Readers Conference will now take place in January of 2021 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Secondly, The Bruckner Journal and the Bruckner Society of America will merge with the journal becoming the publication arm of the Society. No changes are planned for the content of The Bruckner Journal, but it will become a benefit of joining the Bruckner Society. The Bruckner Society will also have its own website. More information on this change will be forthcoming.

Enjoy the new information below while I get back to studying the Island of Aruba!

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  • Bruckner Orchestra Linz Releases a Special LP of the Bruckner Symphony No. 8.

  • Bruckner Journal Reader's Conference Scheduled for January, 2021 at Yale University - Call for Papers!

  • Brucknerbund Ansfelden Schedules a Special Concert/Walk for the 2020 BrucknerTage Festival.

  • Bruckner Archive Acquires a signed John Furnival "Ant-On Bruckner" Lithograph.

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

  • Bruckner Archive acquires the Bruckner Medal of Honor given to Franz Moissl in 1933.

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

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

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

  • The 2020 St. Florian Brucknertage Schedule is announced.


  • The Bruckner Society is planning to merge with the Bruckner Journal. The Society's webpage will be re-designed to incorporate the Bruckner Journal as a member benefit.

  • 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 10,180 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.



  • Saint Laurent Studios releases a Boston Symphony / Steinberg Bruckner 7th.


  • 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.

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

  • Exton releases a Bruckner 7th in their series with the New Japan Philharmonic conducted by Toshiyuki Kamioka.

  • James DePreist is featured in the Bruckner 2nd and 9th Symphonies with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in a TOBU 2 CD set.

  • 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 Haitink Bruckner 7th with the Vienna Philharmonic 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


  • 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 as were the Munich Philharmonic's CD offerings - with the exception of the Symphony No. 4 which was recorded in the Gasteig in Munich.


  • DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH. The fourth in a series of recordings by the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart conducted by Wolfgang Hofmann. This month we will feature the Symphony No. 8.


  • 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.

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