International Bruckner Festival

Bruckner Festival, International

Three weeks in September
Linz, Austria, is the setting for a festival devoted to the works of composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), best known for his nine symphonies and three Masses. Although a number of famous composers have lived and worked in Austria—among them Beethoven, Mahler, and Brahms—Bruckner's roots there go back to the fifth century. On the 150th anniversary of his birth in 1974, therefore, it seemed appropriate to institute a festival in his honor.
The Orchestra of Linz and other well-known orchestras perform Bruckner's symphonies, piano and organ compositions, sacred choral and orchestral works, and Masses in the Brucknerhaus, a concert hall built in 1974, as well as in other locations throughout the city. Choral concerts are usually performed in the Augustinian monastery in St. Florian (near Linz) where Bruckner was organist from 1848-55 and where he is buried.
CONTACTS:
Oberosterreich Tourismus Information
Freistadter Strabe 119
Linz, A-4041 Austria
43-732-2210-22; fax: 43-732-7277-701
www.oberoesterreich.at/english
Brucknerfest Linz
Untere Donaulaende 7
P.O. Box 57
Linz, A-4010 Austria
43-732-7752-30; fax: 43-732-7612-2170
www.brucknerhaus.at/www1/en
SOURCES:
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 21
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On the other hand we have the Vienna Philharmonic recorded live at the 1996 International Bruckner Festival under the direction of composer/conductor Pierre Boulez on a Deutsche Grammophon CD (DGG 289 459 678-2) that was released in 2000.
The performance on this CD was recorded from live performance at the 1996 International Bruckner Festival in St.
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