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Bruckner, Anton (1824 - 1896), composer

Paul Hawkshaw and Timothy L. Jackson

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Ansfelden, nr Linz, 4 Sept 1824; d Vienna, 11 Oct 1896). Austrian composer. One of the most innovatory figures of the second half of the 19th century, Bruckner is remembered primarily for his symphonies and sacred compositions. His music is rooted in the formal traditions of Beethoven and Schubert and inflected with Wagnerian harmony and orchestration. Until late in his career his reputation rested mainly on his improvisatory

Keywords: Early years: up to 1845; St Florian, 1845–55; Linz, 1856–68; Vienna, 1868–96; Personality; Publication and reception history; Versions of the symphonies; Metrical and part-writing theories, composition and revision processes; Form, large-scale harmony and the revisions; Vocal music; Narrative and intertextuality; Research issues

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Subjects: Music

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