Newsletter: November 1, 2017

Newsletter: November 1, 2017
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As of October 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 - November 1, 2017

Take a look at the picture to the right. If you are like me and people have a difficult time finding a suitable Christmas / Holiday present for you, then here is an unsubtle suggestion...

Copy this link and send it to someone who struggles with your presents and tell them that you would really like this. I know is not subtle, but it's better than a tie! Plus I am offering a special bonus CD!

I am very happy to announce that we are taking reservations for the third Bruckner Tour of Austria! All the information concerning to tour dates and itinerary is available . We have already sponsored two very successful tours (in 2012 and 2015) and our participants repeatedly tell us that it was one of their best vacations. I use the word repeatedly intentionally since several people have taken BOTH of our previous tours. In addition to visiting many of Austria's Bruckner-related sites, you will get to visit the cities of Vienna and Linz and enjoy concerts in the rarefied atmosphere of St Florian where Bruckner gathered so much of his inspiration. An added bonus will be the tours of Austria's incredibly beautiful countryside and all of this while in the company of people who share the same interests.

  • Bruckner concerts in the United States and Canada has been extensively updated..

  • Sign up for the 2018 Bruckner Tour of Austria (August 11 - 21)!

  • Bruckner items up for auction.

  • The successful (and bizarre) hunt for a missing plaque.

  • A beautifully illustrated program booklet in which Gerd Schaller discusses the Symphony No. 9 has been added to the Articles in English Section.


  • Society announces its selections for "Recordings of the Year."

  • Bruckner Society Board of Directors meet for Annual Meeting.

  • Charles E. "Chuck" Benson joins the Board of Directors.

  • Society members to prepare a "Field Guide" to the various Bruckner Editions and Versions.

  • Otto Klemperer's Bruckner Society Medal of Honor is located and returned to the Society.

  • Annual membership in the Bruckner Society is $30.00 per year. Your donations will help fund further research and publications.

  • Several CDs are being offered by the Society. The purchase of any of these CDs entitles you to a new or renewed annual membership in the Society.


  • The Bruckner Archive (with over 8,750 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. Ask about our subscription service. It is important to note that the Bruckner Archive database is a different listing from the Discography database and contains many more performances.

  • Newly acquired recordings can be seen in the "Recordings in Queue" listing in the Bruckner Archive section. These recordings are in the process of being auditioned, edited and added to the archive database.


  • 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.


    JAPANESE RELEASES (Many in stock at

  • Denon releases the 2008 performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 5 with Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducting the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

  • Jonathan Nott leads the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony # 5 on a new Exton SACD.

  • Altus releases a Bruckner Symphony No. 5 with Lovro von Matacic conducting the RAI Orchestra of Milan. (In stock!!)

  • Paavo Jarvi's cycle continues with an SACD release of the Bruckner Symphony No. 2. (In stock!!)

  • Delta Classics' new CD containing the first release of extracts from a 1942 Bruckner Fifth Symphony with Wilhelm Furtwangler and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. (In stock!!)

  • Heinz Roegner's excellent LIVE performances of Symphonies 4-9 on the Wietblick label In stock!!

    Other Japanese CDs are available here via special order


  • NEW! The piano four-hands performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 8 as performed by dual pianists, Dino Sequi and Gerhard Hofer is now available for sale exclusively from my web store. Symphonies 1-8 in this series are now available both as CDs and as downloads.

  • NEW! The Vienna Philharmonic has released a limited edition special CD on its own label. It features Bruckner's Symphony # 6 conducted by Maris Jansons. It was recorded on August 21, 2016 at the Salzburg Festival. Order now - limited stock!

  • Recordings of the Bruckner 4th and 7th Symphonies as conducted by Antal Dorati!

  • The world premiere CD of Anton Bruckner's orchestration of the first movement of Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata - Taken from the "Kitzler Study Book." Now also available as a low cost download!

  • Thomas Mandel's fascinating Jazz transcriptions of Bruckner's Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 are now available EXCLUSIVELY though this website!

  • Bavarian Radio's private CD offer of the Bruckner Symphony No. 4 conducted by Mariss Jansons. (one left!)

  • The late Rupert Frieberger's critically acclaimed performance of the Study Symphony in F Minor (on the Fabian Label) (low stock!).


  • ICA Classics releases a 4 CD set containing Otto Klemperer's 1955 / BBC Symphony Orchestra performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7.

  • BR Klassik offers a Bruckner Symphony No. 6 with Bernard Haitink conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.


  • SWR Classics releases the Hans Rosbaud Bruckner Symphonies 2-9 with the SWF Symphony Orchestra direct fom the master tapes.

  • Peter Stangel and the "Pocket Philharmonie" release an orchestration of Bruckner's String Quintet.


  • US distribution of some Japanese CDs begins with the Altus recording of the Bruckner Symphony No. 6 with Lothar Zagrosek conducting the Berlin Konzerhaus Orchestra.


  • Gerd Schaller's full orchestra arrangement of the String Quintet will be released on Profil along with a recording of the Overture in G Minor.

  • DGG's 6 LP set celebrating the Vienna Philharmonic's 175th anniversary will contain a recording of the Bruckner Symphony No. 2 conducted by Riccardo Muti. It will initially be an LP release with the CD coming later.!


  • The Download of the Month features a recording of the Symphony No. 5 with Tarmo Vask conducting the Akademisches Orchester Freiburg.

  • Be sure to check out the "Downloads from Other Sites." I have recently added a new section containing web streams that are available for a limited amount of time. These are usually live broadcasts where the radio station allows for a brief period of "on demand" listening. The latest additions includes a performance by Herbert Blomstedt and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla.


  • Please visit the web store and consider a purchase which will assist in the continuation of this website. The store is divided up into sections for CDs & SACDs, Videos, Exclusive Recordings, Special Imports, Books & Scores, Downloads, LPs, Samples and Collectibles. Be sure to check out each section for new items.

  • Gerd Schaller's recordings of Bruckner's Symphony in F Minor, Symphony in D Minor, and Symphony No. 9 (with his Finale completion) as well as his recording of the Mass No. 3 and Psalm 146 are available from at a very special discount.

  • 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: January 2, 2018 ****

  • Check out the "Samples" section for occasional specials and out-of-print offers.


  • 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.


  • Recording review submissions are accepted.

  • Essays in English are entered as they are discovered or accepted. Many of William Carragan's essays have been updated and are accessed directly from his new website.

  • New graphics are frequently added.


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John F. Berky

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