The Bruckner Journal


November 2018

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RIP: Dr. Paul Coones

     the Bruckner community mourns the loss of an important contributor

Problems of Form in the Finale of Bruckner's Seventh

     by Julian Horton

"Naiveté" of Bruckner? On Isaiah Berlin's Appraisal

     by Yi Ren Thng

BrucknerTage 2018

     complete coverage of the annual St. Florian event!

A Prayer & A Poem

Anton Bruckner, Eleven Symphonies: The Red Book

     by William Carragan


EBRACH, BAVARIA                                                      EBRACH ABBEY                                                                23 JULY 2018

Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (w/Finale supplemented from original sources and completed by Gerd Schaller)

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

by Ken Ward

LONDON                                                                   ROYAL ALBERT HALL                                                    24 AUGUST 2018

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467 (Benjamin Grosvenor)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo

by Neil Schore and Young-Jin Hur

HEREFORD                                                             HEREFORD CATHEDRAL                                                   1 AUGUST 2018

Bruckner - Te Deum

Three Choirs Festival Chorus / James Oxley, tenor

Philharmonia Orchestra / Peter Nardone

by Malcolm Hatfield

LONDON                                                                 ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL                                            30 SEPTEMBER 2018

Wagner - Tristan and Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod

Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen

by Young-Jin Hur

NEW YORK, USA                                 DAVID GEFFEN HALL, LINCOLN CENTER                             27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Tao - "Everything Must Go" (world premiere)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 8

New York Phiharmonic / Jaap van Zweden

by Sol Siegel


Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (22 August 2018)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Ricardo Chailly (25 August 2018)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, "Romantic"

Munich Philharmonic / Valery Gergiev (2 September 2018)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Manfred Honeck (5 September 2018)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major

Vienna Philharmonic / Franz Welser-Möst (7 September 2018)

by Albert Bolliger


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 revised version, ed. Nowak)

Royal Danish Orchestra / Hartmut Haenchen

rec. 2017, Royal Danish Opera House, Copenhagen

GENUIN GEN18622 [69:20]

by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: String Quintet in F major, WAB 112 (arr. for large orchestra by Gerd Schaller) [45:49]

Overture in G minor, WAB 98 (1863 version) [11:09]

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gerd Schaller

rec. May 2018, Prague Radio Hall

PROFIL PH16036 [57:12]

by Ralph Moore

MAHLER: Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp minor – Adagio [28:02]

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in D minor (ed. Cohrs) [62:18]

- I: 26:09, II: 10:27, III: 25:41

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra / Jonathan Nott

Rec. live: 14-15 April 2018 – Muza Kawasaki Hall, Suntory Hall, Tokyo

EXTON OVCL-00668 Hybrid SACD (2 discs) – booklet in Japanese

by Michael Cucka

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 (1890, ed. Nowak)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Mariss Jansons

rec. live, November 13-18 2017, Philharmonie, Munich

BR KLASSIK 900165 [80:07]

by Ralph Moore

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major (1878, ed. Nowak)

Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie / Matthias Foremny

rec. live 30-31 March & 2 April 2018

ORCHESTRA CD 2018 [75:31]

by Ralph Moore


July to October 2018

Compiled by Howard Jones


November 2018 to February 2019

Compiled by Michael Cucka

And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians

TBJ November 2018