The Bruckner Journal

VOLUME TWENTY-SEVEN, NUMBER THREE

NOVEMBER 2023

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ITEMS IN THIS ISSUE


Box Set Bonanza

     by Michael Cucka


Bruckner In The Pampas: Earliest Performances

Of Bruckner's Music In South America, 1910-1960

     by Miguel J. Ramirez


Editing Bruckner's Seventh Symphony: An interview with

Dr Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs to coincide with the release of the

premiere recording of his new edition of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony by Simon Rattle and the London SO

     by Lee Denham


Bruckner and Elgar: Ecce Sacerdos magnus

     by Crawford Howie


Anton Bruckner Seen Through Schopenhauer's Aesthetics

     by Jason Kiss


Sébastien Letocart on the SPCM Finale of Bruckner's Symphony No. 9:

A Rhetorical Critique

     by Richard Lehnert


How I Discovered Bruckner…

     by Dermot Gault


Report: St Florian Brucknertage 2023

     by Ken Ward


TBJ March 2023

CONCERTS REVIEWED


ST. FLORIAN, AUSTRIA                                       ST. FLORIAN BASILIKA                                                18-19 AUGUST 2023

BRUCKNER: Psalm 146

BRUCKNER: Symphony in d minor (1869, “Annullierte”, ed. Chapman)

Altomonte Orchestra / Rémy Ballot

     by Neil Schore


LONDON, UK                                                          ROYAL ALBERT HALL                                                 4 SEPTEMBER 2023

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 (1890 Nowak)

2023 BBC Promenade Concert 65

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov

     by Ken Ward


BAVARIA, GERMANY                                               EBRACH ABBEY                                                             1 OCTOBER 2023

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (1877)

Philharmonie Festiva / Gerd Schaller

     by Ken Ward


Bruckner at the Lucerne Festival 2023

     by Albert Bolliger


MEDIA REVIEWED



BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 1 ('Vienna' version 1891)

Altomonte Orchester St Florian / Rémy Ballot

rec. live 20 August 2022 / St Florian Stiftbasilica

GRAMOLA GRAM99283 hybrid SACD

Performance timings: 15:16 / 15:52 / 09:40 / 20:23 [61: 11]

Track timings with ambient sound between movements and applause:

15:48 / 16:23 / 10:19 / 21:20

     by Ken Ward






BRUCKNER: Symphony No 2 in C minor (1877, ed. Paul Hawkshaw)

Bruckner Orchester Linz / Markus Poschner

rec. 1 February 2022, Rehearsal Hall, Musiktheater, Linz, Austria

Capriccio C8089 [52]

     by Ralph Moore







BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (ed. Cohrs)

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle

Recorded live September & December 2022

LSO Live LSO0887 (19:53 / 21:15 / 9:46 / 12:39 / total=63:33)

     by Ken Ward








BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E (1885 version, ed. Nowak)

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Lahav Shani

rec. 13–16 June 2022, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Warner Classics 5419761966 [63]

     by Ralph Moore








BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1887/90 mixed Version ed. Haas)

Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

rec. (1958?) 23-25/5/57, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin

Archipel ARPCD0836 [87] – noted as “New HD Mastering in 2023”

     by Ralph Moore







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

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Paavo Järvi

rec. September 2022, Tonhalle, Zürich

Alpha 987 [82]

     by Ralph Moore







BRUCKNER: Symphony No 9 in D minor in four movements

arr. for four hands on two pianos

Till Alexander Körber & Reinhold Puri-Jobi (pianos)

rec. live 20 August 2015, Sala Terrena, Stift St. Florian, Austria

High Definition Tape Transfer HDTT3610 [2CDs: 80]

available as Blu-ray Audio Disc in 4.0 Surround and Stereo

or digital download as 96/24 4.0 Surround FLAC, 96/24 PCM FLAC, 44/16 PCM WAV

www.highdeftapetransfers.ca

     by Ralph Moore





NEW AND REISSUED RECORDINGS

     UPCOMING RECORDINGS

July to October 2023 - Upcoming Releases

Compiled by Howard Jones




WORLD-WIDE CONCERT LISTING

November 2023 to February 2024

Compiled by Michael Cucka





And sundry other short items of interest to Brucknerians