The Twelfth Journal Readers Conference

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This issue contains a wide variety of information about recent performances, articles on aspects of Bruckner's works and their reception, and news of current and future events which will be of interest to Brucknerians. 

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Inside the Issue

After much delay due to the pandemic, The Bruckner Journal returned for the Twelfth Readers Conference

at Yale University in cooperation with the School of Music and

Prof. Paul Hawkshaw, co-editor of the New Anton Bruckner Complete Edition, and

co-sponsored by the Bruckner Society of America.


7-8 April 2023

Yale University School of Music, New Haven CT, USA


Thursday, 6 April

Pre-concert conversation with Peter Oundjian & Paul Hawkshaw

Concert: Yale Philharmonia – Peter Oundjian, conductor

     BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major (Augustin Hadelich)

     BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E Major (world premiere of the New Anton Bruckner Collected Works

          Edition score, ed. Paul Hawkshaw)

Friday, 7 April

Session 1: Analytical Issues. Chair: Eric Lai

Benjamin Korstvedt: “Bruckner and the Art of Compositional Transformation”

Gabriel I. Venegas-Carro: “Early Renditions of the Adagio of Bruckner’s Second Symphony”

William Carragan presented by Benjamin Korstvedt: “The Microstructure of Bruckner’s Third Symphony”

Session 2: Bruckner in Austria. Chair: Michael Cucka

Malcolm Hatfield presented by Ken Ward: “Bruckner in Vienna: Eccentric, Naïve, or Sustaining his

     Identity and Creativity?”

Felix Diergarten: “Anton Bruckner and the Sängerkrieg in Linz. Germanenzug in Musical Context.”

Saturday, 8 April

Session 3: New Areas of Research. Chair: Benjamin Korstvedt

Ken Ward: “The Oddness of Bruckner”

Clemens Gubsch: “Possibilities for Bruckner Research Through Digital Humanities”

Thomas Röder: “The Second Version of the Bruckner’s First Symphony”

Session 4: Bruckner in the New World. Chair: Paul Hawkshaw

Miguel Ramirez: “Bruckner reception in South America: The First Fifty Years, 1910-1960.”

Andrea Harrandt: “Bruckner's Road to America. The Early Reception of his Works in the United States”








School of Music


Back of Leigh Hall connected to the newly renovated AdamsCenter for Musical Arts
Conference Central - Parker Hall on 4th floor of Leigh Hall
Spring is in bloom!
Sprague Hall - across the street from Leigh Hall
Sprague Hall
Beautiful Woosley Hall
Announcing the evenings concert
Yale Philmarmonia with Peter Oundjian receive well-earned standing ovation at the conclusion of Bruckner's Seventh
Eric Lai, chair Session 1
Prof. Benjamin Korstvedt
Gabriel I. Venegas-Carro
Prof. Felix Diergarten
Ken Ward
Clemens Gubsch
Dr. Thomas Röder
Miguel Ramirez
Dr. Andrea Harrandt
No better way to spend a Friday night!
No better way to spend a Saturday morning!