Newsletter: October 1, 2019

Newsletter: October 1, 2019
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As of September 29th 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 - October 1, 2019

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As plans are slowly filtering in regarding the 2024 Bruckner bicentennial, another long-running project has just come to an end. Since 2008, the piano duo of Dino Sequi and Gerhard Hofer have been giving concerts on Bruckner's birthday at the Alte Dom (Old Cathedral) in Linz. Using the Rudolf Ibach and Sohn piano in the cathedral, the duo has performed piano four-hands transcriptions of Bruckner's Symphonies. The transcriptions were prepared back during Bruckner's lifetime by Joseph and Franz Schalk, Ferdinand Loewe, Gustav Mahler, Otto Singer and August Stradal. It was via these transcriptions that people were able to hear Bruckner's works since performances were rare at best and certainly no recordings were available. Over the years the Sequi/Hofer Duo have performed all nine numbered symphonies and this year they concluded the cycle with a recently uncovered transcription of the early Symphony in D Minor "Die Nullte." All the concerts were recorded and have been made available exclusively on this website. The final concert is now available and to celebrate the cycle's conclusion, a special boxed set of Symphonies 0-9 is now available.

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

  • The Bruckner 200 Project begins in Ansfelden.

  • The Alte Dom in Linz is undergoing renovation.

  • A video of the BrucknerTage reception given at the Ansfelden Geburthaus is available for viewing.


  • The Bruckner Society's Brucknerathon: The 2019 playlist and photos from the event.

  • 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 9,980 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.



  • releases the final performance in the Sequi/Hofer Piano four-hands Bruckner symphony cycle with the recording of the Symphony in D Minor. A boxed set (and downloads) of the cycle are available as well.

  • Channel Classics issues a band CD which includes Bruckner's rarely recorded March in E Flat.

  • ZYX re-issues a clam shell box of classic performances of Symphonies 0,2,4,5,and 7.

  • Decca Eloquence releases the Vienna Philharmonic box set of Bruckner symphonies with classic performances ny Abbado, Stein, Boehm, Maazel, Solti and Mehta.

  • 21 Classics issues a download only recording of Bruckner's String Quintet as arranged by Thomas Zehetmair.

  • Profil issues a box set of Hermann Abendroth performances including his Leipzig Radio Bruckner recordings (Nos. 4,, 5, 7, 9).


  • Reference Recordings issues an SACD with the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 with Manfred Honeck conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

  • Gramola issues Matthias Giesen's incredible organ transcription of the Bruckner Symphony No. 5 (recorded on the Bruckner Organ).

  • Brilliant Classics releases Bruckner's complete piano music on a low cost CD - performed by Francesco Pasqualotto.

  • The MusicaNova Ensemble releases a CD and a DVD video of their performance of Bruckner's Symphony in D Minor, "Die Nullte." - An exclusive!

  • Alan Gilbert performed the Bruckner Symphony No. 7 with the NDR Elbephilharmonie on a new Sony Classics CD.

  • Christian Thielemann concludes the first Bruckner Symphony video cycle with a DVD and Blu-Ray release of the Symphony No. 2 (1877 Carragan) with the Staatskapelle Dresden - On the C Major label.

  • Yves St. Laurent releases Eugen Jochum's 1974 Tanglewood performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 4.


  • 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.

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  • 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. 2 copies in stock!!

  • Epitagraph releases the 1961 recording of Carl Schuricht conducting the Bruckner Symphony 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.


  • Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic are wrapping up 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.

  • 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 concert performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 performed by Heinz Roegner and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin.


  • 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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