The Bruckner Journal is a publication for all enthusiasts and devotees of Anton Bruckner
and his music. It aims to be of interest to musicians, scholars, amateurs and lay
enthusiasts, in fact to all lovers of the glorious music of Anton Bruckner, whatever
their level of knowledge and expertise.
The first issue came out in March 1997, and since then issues have included contributions
by many noted Bruckner enthusiasts, scholars and musicians:
- including Nicholas Attfield, Mark Audus, William Carragan, Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs,
Constantin Floros, Dermot Gault, Ian Beresford Gleaves, Andrea Harrandt, Paul Hawkshaw,
Julian Horton, Benjamin Korstvedt, Crawford Howie, Elisabeth Maier, Angela Pachovsky,
Derek Scott, Franz Zamazal... and many others.
The founding Editor in 1997 was Peter Palmer. Since March 2005 till November 2016,
he editor has been Ken Ward. In June 2016 Michael Cucka became joint editor, taking
over as sole editor for the March 2017 issue. The Associate Editors are Dr. Crawford
Howie, author of ‘Anton Bruckner: A Documentary Biography’, (Edwin Mellen, 2002),
and Dr. Dermot Gault, author of “The New Bruckner” (Ashgate, 2011). David Howitt
is the new Managing Editor and deals with subscriptions and mailings, having taken
over Raymond Cox’s role over summer 2016. We are all unpaid volunteers, and The
Bruckner Journal is non-profit-making.
It is printed in English in the UK, but contributions are received and welcomed from
all over the world. It contains articles on a variety of Bruckner-related subjects,
concert reviews, CD reviews, book reviews, selected concert listings, news of events
of interest to Brucknerians and much else.
For a summary of contents of the current issue go to:
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), Austrian composer of music which is amongst the most
inspiring, the most ennobling, the most profound in the ‘classical music’ repertoire.
His symphonies are large-scale, filled with dramatic grandeur and intense emotion,
beautiful, humane and deeply mysterious; his extraordinary religious faith also found
expression in his three great Masses, his Te Deum and numerous heartfelt shorter
sacred choral works.
“This publication, then, is for Bruckner enthusiasts everywhere.”
Peter Palmer, the founding editor.
A New Editor Ken Ward ceases to be editor at the end of 2016. Michael Cucka will take his place in 2017. From June 2016 they will act as joint editors to effect a smooth hand over.