Newsletter: July 1, 2019

Newsletter: July 1, 2019
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As of June 30th 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 - July 1, 2019

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

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

  • Jaap van Zweden receives the Bruckner Society of America's Medal of Honor.

  • The Ebrach Musiksommer Festival releases an impressive brochure.

  • A Bruckner mini-festival is coming to the Netherlands.


  • 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 9,830 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.



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


  • BR Klassik releases a Symphony 1-9 cycle with first commercial release recordings of performances by Mariss Jansons and Herbert Blomstedt.

  • Gerd Schaller's revised completion of the Finale to the Symphony No. 9 is released by Profil with extensive annotation.

  • St. Laurant Studios releases Klaus Tennstedt's recording of the Bruckner 8th with the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Minnesota Orchestra. They also release the Tennstedt / London Philharmonic Bruckner 7th and the Mravinsky / Leningrad Philharmonic Bruckner 9th..

  • Philips releases the Haitink / Concertgebouw Bruckner cycle in a re-mastered CD / Blu-Ray audio edition.

  • Linn Records releases a Bruckner Symphony No. 6 with Robin Ticciati conducting the Deutsches Symphony Orchestra.

    JAPANESE RELEASES (Available for special order)

  • NEW! 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.

  • NEW! 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.

  • 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.

  • Another exclusive Tower Records release features hybrid SACD re-masterings of Fontec's Asahina / Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra recordings of Bruckner's Symphonies 5, 7 (two versions), 8 and 9.

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


  • 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.

  • A 1999 performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 7 with the Bellitoni Orchestra (Netherlands) was discovered on a Dutch Internet sales site. It is this month's Download of the Month.

  • A recording of the Four Orchestral Pieces has just been released on CD with Enrique Mazzola conducting the Orchestra Nationale d'Ile-de-France.

  • 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..

  • We are still awaiting the release of the The Madison Summer Choir CD of their recent performance of the Bruckner Mass No. 1.


  • DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH. A performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 7 with Alexandru Lascae conducting the Bellitoni 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: July 5, 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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