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Anton Bruckner

Josef Anton Bruckner (German: [ˈantɔn ˈbʁʊknɐ] (listen); (1824-09-04)4 September 1824 – (1896-10-11)11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist best known for his symphonies, masses, Te Deum and motets. The first 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 extreme humility before other musicians, Wagner in particular. This apparent dichotomy between Bruckner the person 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 self-critical of his 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 4th, 1824 (Ansfelden), Died October 11th, 1896 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-87500 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87501 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87502 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87503 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87504 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87505 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87506 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87507 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87508 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87509 12-in. 1/5/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87533 12-in. 1/7/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87534 12-in. 1/7/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87535 12-in. 1/7/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87536 12-in. 1/7/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-87537 12-in. 1/7/1935 Symphony no. 7, in E major Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bruckner, Anton," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102637.

Bruckner, Anton. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102637.

"Bruckner, Anton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102637

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