Newsletter: October 15, 2018

Newsletter: October 15, 2018
Welcome to the Newsletter from Abruckner.com!

As of October 16th 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 15, 2018

Here are some pointers for making this website a more valuable research tool for you:

  • There are many more recordings of Bruckner's works in the Bruckner Archive datafile which can be downloaded. Many of those recordings are available for sale.

  • There is a tremendous amount of material stored on this website. Most of it is stored in the Editor's Section under Features. While scrolling through that section may be cumbersome, using the SEARCH DOCUMENTS option under SEARCH (on the top navigation bar) will quickly get you to any topic you may want.

  • Using the commercial shopping links to the right provides this website with revenue that allows for the maintenance of this site and the acquisition of recordings that are posted here in the discography. Purchase of ANY item (not just recordings) provides financial support.

  • The webstore is divided into several sections. While I sell commercial new releases, there is a large selection of unique and exclusive recordings as well.

  • When in the discography, if you click on the orchestra in a given listing, it will then show you all the Bruckner recordings released by that ensemble. If you click on a conductor, it will list all recordings by that conductor.

  • If a particular recording is underlined in the discography, that indicates that there are additional notes regarding that performance.

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    LATEST NEWS
    • Hans Roelofs donates his extensive Bruckner recordings collection to the ABIL.

    • Dr. Reiner Moritz's upcoming Bruckner documentary.

    • Madison Summer Choir offers a CD of the Mass No. 1

    • Gerd Schaller's Bruckner 2024 Project.

    • Bruckner artwork on Ex Libris cards.

    • A Report on the Bruckner Tour of Austria (Photos added!)

    • A Bruckner Cookie!

    • A Bruckner CD funding project.


    THE BRUCKNER SOCIETY OF AMERICA

    • The Bruckner Society acquires at auction the marked-up director's score of the Symphony No 6 that was owned by conductor Robert Heger.

    • There is a report on the 2018 Brucknerathon and Symposium under the Bruckner Society / News and Recent Events heading.

    • 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.

    • Several board members of the Society are close to completing a very special Bruckner book. It will discuss each symphony (plus the Overture) in detail and will describe the differences in each version and edition of each symphony. Differences will be illustrated in musical notation and with recorded examples available from the Internet via Q-codes. A CD of the recorded examples will also be available. More details soon!

    • The Bruckner Society has filed its annual report with the Internal Revenue Service. It is available for public viewing in the "Legal Notices" section of our website.


    THE BRUCKNER ARCHIVE

    • The Bruckner Archive recording database (with over 9,400 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.

    • The Bruckner Archive also holds a large collection of prints, postcards, books, scores and other material. Some are available for viewing in the Bruckner Archive Section.


    EDITOR'S SECTION

    • 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.


    FEATURED NEW RELEASES

    • SPECIAL IMPORTS & EXCLUSIVES (some Limited stock)

    • Abruckner.com has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with the Scottish Sinfonia (Neil Mantle, Music Director). We will offer the orchestra's Bruckner symphony performances for sale on compact disc. At present, recordings of the Symphonies 4, 6, 7 and 8 are available. The CDs sell for $11.95. A complete set of MAHLER symphonies is also available. Anyone interested should contact me (john@abruckner.com)

    • A China Philharmonic recording of the Bruckner Symphony No. 7 with Eliahu Inbal is available.

    • A Shanghai Philharmonic recording of the Symphony No. 7 with Joerg Iwer conducting is available.

    • The Linz Bruckner Orchestra's special boxed set "The Essential Recordings" with Symphonies 2, 3 and 7 is available at a special price.

    • A DVD of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 and Te Deum performed in the Cologne Cathedral with Gilbert Levine and the WDR Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is now available.

    • A DVD of Gerd Schaller's performance of the Symphony No. 9 with his own completion of the Finale is available here exclusively.

    • Four Bruckner recordings performed by Chinese orchestras have been offered for streaming by Orchard Music. I have prepared CDs of these recordings for collectors.

    • The piano four-hands performance of the Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 1-9 as performed by dual pianists, Dino Sequi and Gerhard Hofer is now available for sale exclusively from my web store. Symphonies in this series are now available both as CDs and as downloads.

    • 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!

      NOVEMBER RELEASES

    • Profil releses a boxed set of Knappertsbush performances and Brahms and Bruckner Symphonies.

      OCTOBER NEW RELEASES

    • The ninth installment of the Bruckner symphony cycle for piano four-hands as performed by Dino Segui and Gerhard Hofer. The Symphony No. 9 was performed at the Alte Dom in Linz on Bruckner's birthday (September 4th).

      AUGUST NEW RELEASES

    • Gerd Schaller's recording of the Overture in G Minor and his orchestration of the String Quintet in being released in late August by Profil.

    • The Ferdinand Leitner's SWR Symphony Orchestra recording of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 is re-released on the SWR Classic label.

      JAPANESE RELEASES (Many in stock at abruckner.com)

    • Fontec issues a Bruckner 8th with Tadaaki Itaka conductiong the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra..

    • Altus releases a Bruckner 9th with Kenshiro Sakairi conducting the Tokyo Juventus Philharmonic.

    • Altus releases stereo recordings of Lovro von Matacic leading the French National Orchestra in performances of Bruckner's Symphonies 3 and 9. Symphony No. 3 currently in stock!

    • DGG in Japan releases some of the Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Bruckner recordings as re-mastered single layer SACDs. Symphonies 7-9 & Te Deum in stock!

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

      All Japanese CDs are available via special order


    FUTURE RELEASES AND RECENT DISCOVERIES

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

    • DGG will be releasing a 6 CD set of performances by Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. The set includes a performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 8. The release was scheduled for June, but a production error has delayed release until this autumn.

    • Reiner Moritz in Germany has informed me that he is working on a new documentary about Anton Bruckner. He is co-operating with a French company that is recording all 9 symphonies at St. Florian with Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic. He will also be using the Linzer Singakademie and the organists of St. Florian and Linz Cathedral. A home video release is planned for the beginning of 2020.


    DOWNLOADS

    • DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH. The October Download of the Month is a MIDI recording of Bruckner's String Quintet in an orchestration by Joan Schukking. This file has been updated as of October 16th.

    • 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.


    WEB STORE

    • 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.

    • Many of Gerd Schaller's recordings of Bruckner's Symphonies are available from abruckner.com at a very special discount.

    • Abruckner.com has entered into an agreement with the publisher of the MWV's Bruckner scores and publications. Order scores and critical reports from Abruckner.com. Click here for details. **** Next order deadline: October 31, 2018.

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


    FEATURES

    • 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.


    ARTICLES / GRAPHICS / RECORDING REVIEWS

    • 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.


    FINAL THOUGHTS

    PLEASE SUPPORT THIS SITE All the information provided on this site is available to you free-of-charge. But it is not free for me to get it to you. Recordings must be purchased as does the server space upon which this website is stored. We have provided two easy ways for you to support this venture. First is to purchase recordings in my web store and second is to make your regular purchases (of anything!) through my homepage web links to online retailers. Purchases will support the ongoing expenses of operating this website.

    I strongly recommend a subscription to The Bruckner Journal. Dr. Michael Cucka is the editor of the Journal which encompasses essays, reviews and other features that are not covered here. The Bruckner Journal is issued three times per year. The Journal is now available as a digital subscription for as little as $10.00 per year. Don't pass this up!

    Enjoy the website!

    John F. Berky