As of August 31th 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 - September 1, 2023
There is still time to sign up and attend the East Coast Brucknerathon that takes place on September 8-10 in Windsor and Bristol, Connecticut. Connecticut has had no fires, floods, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes or mudslides of late, so you can be relatively sure that your will not be caught up in Mother Nature's wrath while attending.
The Bruckner Archive database has just posted its 11,700th listing. Searching for and acquiring Bruckner performances is a daily endeavor and to illustrate the depth of my searching, I will lead you to one that just showed up last night. Last autumn, the National Symphony Orchestra of Columbia performed the Bruckner 4th Symphony under the direction of the Bulgarian conductor, Rossen Milanov. That performance can be viewed here for one month. Enjoy it!
Please join the Bruckner Society of America. The Society is now celebrating its 91st year. Annual membership is just $30.00 and it provides access to special essays and recordings and a subscription to The Bruckner Journal which is published three times per year. It is also the only place where you can obtain William Carragan’s superb new book, ANTON BRUCKNER – Eleven Symphonies - a must read for any Bruckner enthusiast. Carragan puts his enormous knowledge of Bruckner’s music on paper and complements his descriptions with smartphone “QR Codes” (or an associated website) of audio examples so the reader / listener can understand the differences between the various versions. The purchase of William Carragan's book includes a one year subscription to the Society.
The Bruckner Archive recording database (with over 11,700 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. The database is fully sortable including the ability to sort by performance date!
There are many subjects covered here. While the topics remain relatively static, the sections themselves are frequently updated, so make it a point to check out the various subjects under this heading.
The web store focuses on new Bruckner recordings and other Bruckner recordings that are not generally available. The store is divided up into sections for CDs and DVDs, books and scores, downloads, bargain samples and collectibles. Be sure to check out each section for new items. My focus is on new releases and hard-to-find items.
As stories in the LATEST NEWS AND POSTINGS 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 1,300) are frequently added.
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