Newsletter: June 1, 2019

Newsletter: June 1, 2019
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As of May 31st 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 - June 1, 2019

The summer months are busy around here so as the season approaches, I have decided to make a few changes. You may recall that my May 15th newsletter was simply a notification of datafile updates (Discography & Bruckner Archive). From now on, that process will continue. There will be a newsletter around the first of each month and notification of datafile updates around the middle of the month.

If you are a regular reader of this site, then I strongly encourage investigating the Bruckner Journal. For as little as $10.00 per year, you can receive a wealth of information about Bruckner that is not available elsewhere. It is an amazing bargain!


  • The Ebrach Musiksommer Festival releases an impressive brochure.

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

  • A Bruckner/Metal Medley.

  • The program for the 2019 BrucknerTage Festival St. Florian is announced (August 15-25).

  • A unique Bruckner Graphic is being sold on this website.


  • NEW! Jaap van Zweden, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic receives the Bruckner Society's Medal of Honor on May 27th. Click here for more information.

  • Time to renew your 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 9,780 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.



  • 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. Order here!


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

    JAPANESE RELEASES (Available for special order)

  • NEW! Tower Records continues their exclusive reissues with SACD releases of Fontec's Asahina recordings and Supraphon's von Matacic recordings.

  • Memories reverence releases a recording of Joseph Keilberth conducting the Bruckner Symphony No. 6 with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

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

  • Memories Reverence releases Bruno Walter's Vienna Philharmonic recordings of the Symphony No. 9 (1953) and the Te Deum (1955).

  • King Records in Japan is releasing an early STEREO recording of the Symphony No. 7 with Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting the Vienna Symphony (from a concert given in Tokyo).

  • Exton releases a Bruckner 9th SACD with Toshiyuki Kamioka conducting the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Early pressings have an editing defect.

  • The Orchestra Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will be releasing a Bruckner 4th with Zubin Mehta conducting.

  • Altus issues a CD with Lothar Zagrosek conducting the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in Bruckner's Symphony No. 9.

  • Memories Reverence releases a Bruckner Symphony No. 8 with Rafael Kubelik conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966).

  • Profil releases the Gunter Wand / NDR Bruckner performances on LP.


  • A recording of the Four Orchestral Pieces will soon be 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.

  • Recordings of the Symphonies 4, 6 and 7 performed by the Internationales Akademieorchester conducted by Johannes Klumpp have been added to the Discography and the Bruckner Archive.

  • The Madison Summer Choir will be releasing a CD of their recent performance of the Bruckner Mass No. 1.


  • DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH. The June Download of the Month offers a recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 with Jonathan Nott conducting the China Philharmonic Orchestra. It comes from a 100 CD boxed set of the orchestra's recordings.


  • 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: June 30, 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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John F. Berky