Newsletter: November 3, 2019

Newsletter: November 3, 2019
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Newsletter - November 3, 2019

As many of you already know, last week the website suffered a serious crash. Two main drives on the server that held the site failed simultaneously. What first appeared to be a minor glitch gradually escalated into a total failure that required a complete upload of data which involved over 180 gigabytes of text, pictures and audio. On top of that, there were many little patches and fixes that were applied over the years that now needed to be addressed as the data was reloaded. My thanks to my webmaster, John Waiveris of Invisible Gold for working tirelessly through the week to repair the website.

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  • A new Bruckner book is published.

  • The Bruckner Fest in the Netherlands is about to begin..

  • The Alte Dom in Linz is undergoing renovation.

  • A video of the BrucknerTage reception given at the Ansfelden Geburthaus is available for viewing.


  • The Bruckner Society announces the 2019 Recordings of the Year.

  • The Bruckner Society's Brucknerathon: The 2019 playlist and photos from the event.

  • 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 10,000 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.



  • A Bruckner Symphony No. 2 (1877 Carragan) with the Shanghai Philharmonic is released as a download.

  • A new recording of the Bruckner Requiem is released on Accentus CD.

  • Pristine Classics releases the Horenstein Bruckner Sixth with the London Symphony Orchestra.

  • LSO Live releases Simon Rattle's Bruckner Sixth on CD.


  • releases the final performance in the Sequi/Hofer Piano four-hands Bruckner symphony cycle with the recording of the Symphony in D Minor. A boxed set (and downloads) of the cycle are available as well.

  • Channel Classics issues a band CD which includes Bruckner's rarely recorded March in E Flat.

  • ZYX re-issues a clam shell box of classic performances of Symphonies 0,2,4,5,and 7.

  • Decca Eloquence releases the Vienna Philharmonic box set of Bruckner symphonies with classic performances ny Abbado, Stein, Boehm, Maazel, Solti and Mehta.

  • 21 Classics issues a download only recording of Bruckner's String Quintet as arranged by Thomas Zehetmair.

  • Profil issues a box set of Hermann Abendroth performances including his Leipzig Radio Bruckner recordings (Nos. 4,, 5, 7, 9).


  • Reference Recordings issues an SACD with the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 with Manfred Honeck conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

  • Gramola issues Matthias Giesen's incredible organ transcription of the Bruckner Symphony No. 5 (recorded on the Bruckner Organ).

  • Brilliant Classics releases Bruckner's complete piano music on a low cost CD - performed by Francesco Pasqualotto.

  • The MusicaNova Ensemble releases a CD and a DVD video of their performance of Bruckner's Symphony in D Minor, "Die Nullte." - An exclusive!

  • Alan Gilbert performed the Bruckner Symphony No. 7 with the NDR Elbephilharmonie on a new Sony Classics CD.

  • Christian Thielemann concludes the first Bruckner Symphony video cycle with a DVD and Blu-Ray release of the Symphony No. 2 (1877 Carragan) with the Staatskapelle Dresden - On the C Major label.

  • Yves St. Laurent releases Eugen Jochum's 1974 Tanglewood performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 4.


  • Claus Peter Flor's recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 with the Shanghai Philharmonic is available.

  • The Madison Summer Choir releases their 2018 performance of Bruckner's Mass No. 1.

  • High Definition Tape Transfers releases a mastering of Eugen Jochum's Bruckner First Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic.

    JAPANESE RELEASES (IN STOCK ! or Available for special order)

  • Altus Classics releases Gennadi Rozhdestvensky's performance of the Symphony No. 5 in the Schalk Edition with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

  • TOBU Recordings releases a boxed set of Jascha Horenstin in Venezuela which contains a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3.

  • Tower Records releases their exclusive SACD set of Carl Schuricht's Vienna Philharmonic Bruckner recordings (Symphonies 3, 8, 9).

  • Tower Records releases their exclusive SACD set of the Asahina / Fontec recordings of Symphonies 5,7,8, and 9. 2 copies in stock!!

  • Epitagraph releases the 1961 recording of Carl Schuricht conducting the Bruckner Symphony 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is releasing a deluxe (audio / video) box set with Bruckner's Symphonies 1-9 performed by Seiji Ozawa, Paavo Jarvi, Herbert Blomstedt, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta and Simon Rattle The set will include 9CD, 3BD, and 3BDAs.

  • Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic have completed the recording of 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. These video recordings were all made at St. Florian while the CD recordings from the same performers originate from Munich.


  • DOWNLOAD OF THE MONTH. World premiere performances from Japan of two short works from Bruckner's "Study Book." are featured


  • 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: December 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.

  • A dissertation by Marvin Lee von Deck on the orchestration of Bruckner's symphonies as been added.

  • A discussion of Bruckner's final finale by Trevor Cooper has been added.

  • New graphics (over 1,100) are frequently added.

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