Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner wearing the badge of the [[Order of Franz Joseph

Josef Anton Bruckner (; 4 September 182411 October 1896) was an Austrian composer and organist best known for his symphonies and sacred music, which includes Masses, Te Deum and motets. The symphonies are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.

Unlike other musical radicals such as Richard Wagner and Hugo Wolf, Bruckner showed respect, even humility, before other famous musicians, Wagner in particular. This apparent dichotomy between Bruckner the man and Bruckner the composer hampers efforts to describe his life in a way that gives a straightforward context for his music. Hans von Bülow described him as "half genius, half simpleton". Bruckner was critical of his own work and often reworked his compositions. There are several versions of many of his works.

His works, the symphonies in particular, had detractors, most notably the influential Austrian critic Eduard Hanslick and other supporters of Johannes Brahms, who pointed to their large size and use of repetition, as well as to Bruckner's propensity for revising many of his works, often with the assistance of colleagues, and his apparent indecision about which versions he preferred. On the other hand, Bruckner was greatly admired by subsequent composers, including his friend Gustav Mahler. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1950
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1989
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1986
    Musical Score Book
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1951
    Musical Score Book
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1974
    Musical Score Book
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1995
    Musical Score Book
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1995
    Musical Score Book
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1990
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1998
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 2000
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 2000
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 2000
    Musical Score Book
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 2001
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1995
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1995
    Conference Proceeding CD Audio
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 2003
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1944
    Musical Score Book
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1982
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    by Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896
    Published 1965
    Musical Score Book
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