CD89230 Bruckner's 9th - in a completed version by William Car
William Carragan's may be a name known to some members of OS, though they
couldn't include me in their number. Here's a short bio from the Saint Rose
"William Carragan, musicologist and harpsichordist, is known for his research in
both baroque chamber music and nineteenth-century symphonic literature.
He studied piano with his mother, Martha Beck, and with Stanley Hummel,
harpsichord with Louis Bagger, and composition with Alfred Swan. He has
performed in the Capital District many times, with solo appearances with the
Albany Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, at the Brockport Keyboard Festival, and
with other orchestras, and chamber appearances with Music at Page Hall, Capitol
Chamber Artists, Williamstown Early Music, The Aode Consort, and other groups.
He recently prepared harpsichord versions of two multiple violin concertos of
Vivaldi, and presented them this summer in concert with Taconic
Harpsichordists. He is a contributing editor of the Anton Bruckner Collected
Edition in Vienna, for which he prepared a new edition of the Bruckner Second
Symphony, in two versions, over the period of 1986-2005. He has also
reconstructed the earliest version of the Bruckner First Symphony, which was
recorded on Naxos in 1996, and a previously unheard version of the Third, which
was premiered in Japan in 2007. From 1979 to 1983 he devoted himself to a
completion of the Bruckner Ninth; so far it has been performed in six countries,
most recently by Musica Nova in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this month, and it
has received four recordings with two more on the
way. He was Professor of Physics at Hudson Valley Community College from 1965 to
2001, and is the author of a comprehensive four-volume textbook of introductory
The performance dates from 1 August 2010, and was part of that year's Ebracher
Musiksommer. It was played by Philharmonie Festiva conducted by Gerd Schaller.
This was its first outing in Germany apparently.
It was broadcast by BR-Klassik on Tuesday 4 January 2011
Technical details: Satellite broadcast, recorded directly to satellite
receiver's hard drive, transferred via home network to the computer's hard
drive. The ts file was demuxed by ProjectX, and the resulting ac3 stream was
converted to wav by Ciler's Ac3 tool. The native mp2 stream was edited using
mp3DirectCut, the wav stream using Goldwave. The mp2 stream was converted to mp3
(320bps/44.1kHz) by dBpoweramp Music Converter and wav stream to flac (495 kbps,
16bit, 44.1kHz) by Goldwave.
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