Although it is generally known that a good many of Bruckner’s works, his symphonies
in particular, exist in more than one version, there is frequently considerable confusion
as to which version is contained in any particular score.
The list on these pages is an attempt to present the facts about these publications
in tabular form, and is based on a comparison of the scores. While no bibliographical
detail can be given in the list, it should be remembered that many of the title-pages
are seriously misleading in relation to the contents. They may give information which
is either wrong, or is contradicted by the preface. The words ‘newly revised’ may
mean that the score contains editorial changes which have not been indicated as such.
It is also important to know that, although two publishers may use the same plate
number when issuing the same work, the music of each is not necessarily identical.
under the Patronage of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Hawkshaw • Thomas Leibnitz • Andreas Lindner
Angela Pachovsky • Thomas Röder
Mario Aschauer . Otto Biba . Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen . Erich Wolfgang Partsch †.
Robert Pascall . Larry Todd
The tradition of the Anton Bruckner Collected Works Edition dates back to the 1930s.
A pioneering publication at the outset, it has been revised and expanded piecemeal
through the years as practices have changed, sources have been reexamined, and new
materials have surfaced. The International Bruckner Society and the Austrian National
Library are now pleased to announce the publication of entirely new edition of Bruckner’s
works under the patronage of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. An international
panel of Bruckner experts will oversee the preparation of a uniform series of volumes
in light of the most up-to-date editorial and performance practices as well as the
most recent research. Leading Bruckner scholars from around the world have been engaged
to edit the individual volumes with the practical requirements of performers and
❖ Each volume will be printed in both full-sized conductor’s score or study score
❖ Performance parts will be available on a rental basis
❖ Piano reductions and individual octavo scores will be available for vocal works
❖ Each volume will contain a detailed Foreword in German and English
❖ The notation will reflect the most modern standards
❖ Each volume will contain an Editorial Commentary with essential philological information
❖ The latest research and editorial standards will be brought to bear on all volumes
❖ The new edition will have a website with updates and new information