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Newsletter: September 1, 2019
In front of Bruckner's grandfather's house in Oed, Austria
Welcome to the Newsletter from Abruckner.com!
As of August 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 - September 1, 2019
SPECIAL SALE! For every BOOK, SCORE or CD or DVD purchased from my Collectibles Section, I will refund fifteen percent of your purchase price. Don't delay! In most cases, there is only one of each item available.
The September newsletter always comes at a busy time. I have just returned from my annual "pilgrimage" to Saint Florian and the BrucknerTage Festival. This year the focus was on Bruckner's Second Symphony with a full orchestral performance, a performance for two pianos and a series of lectures, one of which was given by William Carragan. There was a reception held at the Bruckner birth house in Ansfelden and I even had a chance to visit the town of Oed to visit the birth place of Bruckner's grandfather, (see photo to the right). I also found time to take the 9.2 kilometer Bruckner Wanderweg between Ansfelden and Saint Florian.
Now safely home (with a bag full of books, CDs and postcards - and even a gifted 24" x 26" oil portrait of Bruckner), it's time to prepare this newsletter and then start the extensive preparations for the 2019 Brucknerathon and Symposium that takes place here from September 6-8. Approximately 18 people will be attending - and there is still time to sign up!
My monthly reminders:
 Please use the Amazon links (on the right) for any items that you purchase through them.
The Bruckner Society's Brucknerathon / Symposium is being held in Windsor and Simsbury, Connecticut on September 6-8. There is still time to register.
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 9,870 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.
Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic are wrapping up their Bruckner video cycle with three live performances at St. Florian in September as part of the 2019 Brucknerfest. The cycle (1-9) will be released in a boxed set - with a documentary disc - in time for Christmas, 2020.
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. It is the August Download of the Month!
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.
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 15, 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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