Bruckner Society of America


Early Publications

Early Publications of the

Bruckner Society of America

Gabriel Engle: The Life of Anton Bruckner

One of the earliest biographies of Anton Bruckner written in English was authored by Gabriel Engel (1892-1952). Engel was born in Hungary but was brought to New York City as a child. "The Life of Anton Bruckner" was published by the Roerich Museum Press in New York in 1931. It was published in collaboration with the Bruckner Society of America and was also printed within the Society's journal, "Chord and Discord" (Volume 2, No. 1).

Gabriel Engle: The Symphonies of Anton Bruckner

The Bruckner Society of America published this book in 1955 as a tribute to the late Gabriel Engel who died three years earlier It also marked the 25th anniversary of the Society's founding.

While the book does not get into the discussion of the first published versus the "original" editions, it does include a discussion of the String Quintet which many believe is a symphony with reduced instrumentation. It also introduces a grouping of the symphonies, which seen in hindsight, never received much acceptance.

Those groupings are:

The Minor Trilogy

  • Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
  • Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
  • Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

The Major Tetralogy

  • Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major
  • Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major
  • Symphony No. 6 in A Major
  • Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Retrospect and Farewell

  • Symphony No. 8 in C Minor
  • Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Gabriel Engle: Gustav Mahler, Song Symphonist

This book was originally published by the Bruckner Society of America in 1932. On this page, you have the choice to download a modern text file or a scan of a very old and brittle original copy.

Also included here is the preface written by Jack Diether for the 1970 reprint of this book.

Neville Cardus: Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony

Anthony Hodgson did an excellent job of digitizing this "Chord and Discord" article from the Bruckner Society's 1948 (Vol. 2, No. 5) issue.

Word Search - All Articles Combined

This download contains all of the Bruckner Society publications in one .pdf file (1960 pages). This will allow the researcher the opportunity to word search

 through all the publications at one time.