Four years in the making, the first volume of a cleaned-up Bruckner edition was presented today.
Rattle and Berlin won premiere rights, performing the 7th symphony in Milan on May 2 and Vienna the following night. Vienna Phil won’t be pleased.
The ANTON BRUCKNER URTEXT GESAMTAUSGABE (ABUGA) is published by Bruckner Edition Wien, an imprint of Verlagsgruppe Hermann Wien, since 2015. The patron is Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Editorial Director Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs, the Publishing Manager Alexander Herrmann. This newly conceived, scholarly-practical complete edition (45 vols.) presents a fundamentally revised division into scorings and genres. Parallel with the editions of the musical works will appear a series of text publications on Bruckner, that provides contextual information.