Anton Bruckner
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1824-09-04
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Biography

Anton Bruckner was born in rural Upper Austria in 1824. The son of a village schoolmaster, he initially intended to follow in his father’s footsteps, but at the age of 13 he was accepted as a choirboy at the Augustinian ...

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Anton Bruckner, Ľuba Orgonášová & Jennifer Johnston
Mass in F Minor
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Mass in F Minor Mass in F Minor Mass in F Minor Mass in F Minor
Anton Bruckner, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest & Jaap van Zweden
Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Vers. 'Linz' [1865-6] (1. Allegro)
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Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Vers. 'Linz' [1865-6] (1. Allegro) Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Vers. 'Linz' [1865-6] (1. Allegro) Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Vers. 'Linz' [1865-6] (1. Allegro) Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Vers. 'Linz' [1865-6] (1. Allegro)
Anton Bruckner, Christoph von Dohnányi & Philharmonia Orchestra
Symphony no. 9 in D minor
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Symphony no. 9 in D minor Symphony no. 9 in D minor Symphony no. 9 in D minor Symphony no. 9 in D minor
Anton Bruckner, Ensemble Musique Oblique & Philippe Herreweghe
Aequali No.1 & 2 for 3 trombones
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Aequali No.1 & 2 for 3 trombones Aequali No.1 & 2 for 3 trombones Aequali No.1 & 2 for 3 trombones Aequali No.1 & 2 for 3 trombones
Polyphony, Anton Bruckner & Stephen Layton
Pange lingua for chorus
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Pange lingua for chorus Pange lingua for chorus Pange lingua for chorus Pange lingua for chorus
Anton Bruckner, The London Classical Players & Sir Roger Norrington
Symphony No.3 in D minor: III.Scherzo - Ziemlich schnell
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Symphony No.3 in D minor: III.Scherzo - Ziemlich schnell Symphony No.3 in D minor: III.Scherzo - Ziemlich schnell Symphony No.3 in D minor: III.Scherzo - Ziemlich schnell Symphony No.3 in D minor: III.Scherzo - Ziemlich schnell
Anton Bruckner & Philippe Herreweghe
Locus Iste
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Locus Iste Locus Iste Locus Iste Locus Iste
Anton Bruckner, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra & Herbert Blomstedt
Symphony No9 in D minor
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Symphony No9 in D minor Symphony No9 in D minor Symphony No9 in D minor Symphony No9 in D minor
Anton Bruckner, Jaap van Zweden & Verbier Festival Orchestra
Symphony No 8
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Symphony No 8 Symphony No 8 Symphony No 8 Symphony No 8
Anton Bruckner, Caroline Westgeest & Mnemosyne Choir
Os justi - gradual for 8 voices
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Os justi - gradual for 8 voices Os justi - gradual for 8 voices Os justi - gradual for 8 voices Os justi - gradual for 8 voices
Anton Bruckner, Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan
Symphony No 7 in E; 3rd mvt, Scherzo
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Symphony No 7 in E; 3rd mvt, Scherzo Symphony No 7 in E; 3rd mvt, Scherzo Symphony No 7 in E; 3rd mvt, Scherzo Symphony No 7 in E; 3rd mvt, Scherzo
Anton Bruckner, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest & Kurt Masur
Symphony no.3 in D minor rev. composer and Schalk [1888-9, ed Novak]
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Symphony no.3 in D minor rev. composer and Schalk [1888-9, ed Novak] Symphony no.3 in D minor rev. composer and Schalk [1888-9, ed Novak] Symphony no.3 in D minor rev. composer and Schalk [1888-9, ed Novak] Symphony no.3 in D minor rev. composer and Schalk [1888-9, ed Novak]
Anton Bruckner, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Sondergard
Symphony No. 8 in C minor
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Symphony No. 8 in C minor Symphony No. 8 in C minor Symphony No. 8 in C minor Symphony No. 8 in C minor
Anton Bruckner, Polyphony, Stephen Layton & Britten Sinfonia
Mass in E minor
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Mass in E minor Mass in E minor Mass in E minor Mass in E minor
Anton Bruckner, Polyphony & Stephen Layton
Locus iste
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Locus iste Locus iste Locus iste Locus iste
Anton Bruckner, Mark Wigglesworth & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No 4
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Symphony No 4 Symphony No 4 Symphony No 4 Symphony No 4
Anton Bruckner, New York Polyphony, Stephen Layton & Britten Sinfonia
Mass no. 2 in E minor for chorus and wind ensemble, Agnus Dei
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Mass no. 2 in E minor for chorus and wind ensemble, Agnus Dei Mass no. 2 in E minor for chorus and wind ensemble, Agnus Dei Mass no. 2 in E minor for chorus and wind ensemble, Agnus Dei Mass no. 2 in E minor for chorus and wind ensemble, Agnus Dei
Anton Bruckner, St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh Choir & Duncan Ferguson
Pange Lingua For Chorus
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Pange Lingua For Chorus Pange Lingua For Chorus Pange Lingua For Chorus Pange Lingua For Chorus
Anton Bruckner, Philipp von Steinaecker & Musica Saeculorum
Os iusti
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Os iusti Os iusti Os iusti Os iusti
Anton Bruckner, Polyphony & Stephen Layton
Locus iste - gradual for chorus
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Locus iste - gradual for chorus Locus iste - gradual for chorus Locus iste - gradual for chorus Locus iste - gradual for chorus
Sokkelund Choir, Anton Bruckner & Morten Schuldt-Jensen
3 Motets
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3 Motets 3 Motets 3 Motets 3 Motets
Anton Bruckner, BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena
Symphony No 6
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Symphony No 6 Symphony No 6 Symphony No 6 Symphony No 6
Anton Bruckner, Graham Chambers, Corydon Singers, Matthew Best, Jeremy Gough & Martin Kelly
Ecce sacerdos magnus - antiphon for 4-8 voices, 3 trombones and organ
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Ecce sacerdos magnus - antiphon for 4-8 voices, 3 trombones and organ Ecce sacerdos magnus - antiphon for 4-8 voices, 3 trombones and organ Ecce sacerdos magnus - antiphon for 4-8 voices, 3 trombones and organ Ecce sacerdos magnus - antiphon for 4-8 voices, 3 trombones and organ
Anton Bruckner, Trevor Pinnock, Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Anthony Payne
Scherzo (massig schnell) from Symphony No.2 in C minor
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Scherzo (massig schnell) from Symphony No.2 in C minor Scherzo (massig schnell) from Symphony No.2 in C minor Scherzo (massig schnell) from Symphony No.2 in C minor Scherzo (massig schnell) from Symphony No.2 in C minor
Anton Bruckner, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Eugen Jochum
Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881, rev 1884)
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Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881, rev 1884) Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881, rev 1884) Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881, rev 1884) Symphony no. 6 in A major (1881, rev 1884)
Anton Bruckner, Polyphony & Stephen Layton
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria Ave Maria Ave Maria Ave Maria
Anton Bruckner, Mark Wigglesworth & BBC SSO
Symphony No4 – 3rd Mvt scherzo and trio
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Symphony No4 – 3rd Mvt scherzo and trio Symphony No4 – 3rd Mvt scherzo and trio Symphony No4 – 3rd Mvt scherzo and trio Symphony No4 – 3rd Mvt scherzo and trio
Anton Bruckner, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Eugen Jochum
Symphony no.4 in E flat major "Romantic"
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Symphony no.4 in E flat major "Romantic" Symphony no.4 in E flat major "Romantic" Symphony no.4 in E flat major "Romantic" Symphony no.4 in E flat major "Romantic"
Anton Bruckner, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Stanisław Skrowaczewski
Symphony No.3, Scherzo and Trio
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Symphony No.3, Scherzo and Trio Symphony No.3, Scherzo and Trio Symphony No.3, Scherzo and Trio Symphony No.3, Scherzo and Trio
Anton Bruckner, Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Claudio Abbado
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor: 1st movement; Feierlich, misterioso
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Symphony No. 9 In D Minor: 1st movement; Feierlich, misterioso Symphony No. 9 In D Minor: 1st movement; Feierlich, misterioso Symphony No. 9 In D Minor: 1st movement; Feierlich, misterioso Symphony No. 9 In D Minor: 1st movement; Feierlich, misterioso
Anton Bruckner, The Raphael Ensemble, Anthony Marwood, Elizabeth Wexler, Timothy Boulton & Andrea Hess
Intermezzo for string quintet in D minor
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Intermezzo for string quintet in D minor Intermezzo for string quintet in D minor Intermezzo for string quintet in D minor Intermezzo for string quintet in D minor
Anton Bruckner, Christoph Prégardien, Jan Schumacher & Camerata Musica Limburg
Abendzauber
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Abendzauber Abendzauber Abendzauber Abendzauber
Anton Bruckner, BBC Philharmonic & Pietari Inkinen
Symphony no.5 in B flat
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Symphony no.5 in B flat Symphony no.5 in B flat Symphony no.5 in B flat Symphony no.5 in B flat
Anton Bruckner, Herbert Soudant & Sinfonia Varsovia
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic)
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Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic) Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic) Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic) Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic)
Anton Bruckner, Krzysztof Szumanski, Herbert Soudant, Violetta Bielecka, Chorus of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, Bialystok, Charles Kim, Rebecca Evans, Sinfonia Varsovia & Helena Zubanovich
Te Deum in C major
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Te Deum in C major Te Deum in C major Te Deum in C major Te Deum in C major

Te Deum in C major

Singer
Krzysztof Szumanski
Charles Kim
Rebecca Evans
Helena Zubanovich
Director
Violetta Bielecka
Choir
Chorus of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, Bialystok
Matthew Best, Anton Bruckner & Corydon Singers
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria Ave Maria Ave Maria Ave Maria
Anton Bruckner, Christoph Eschenbach & NDR Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
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Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106 Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106 Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106 Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Anton Bruckner, Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
Locus iste - gradual for chorus
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Locus iste - gradual for chorus Locus iste - gradual for chorus Locus iste - gradual for chorus Locus iste - gradual for chorus
Anton Bruckner, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Leif Segerstam
Symphony no. 8 in C minor
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Symphony no. 8 in C minor Symphony no. 8 in C minor Symphony no. 8 in C minor Symphony no. 8 in C minor
Anton Bruckner, BBC Singers & James O'Donnell
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria Ave Maria Ave Maria Ave Maria
Anton Bruckner, BBC Singers & James O'Donnell
Christus factus est
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Christus factus est Christus factus est Christus factus est Christus factus est
Anton Bruckner, BBC Singers & James O'Donnell
Os justi
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Os justi Os justi Os justi Os justi
Anton Bruckner, BBC Singers & James O'Donnell
Locus iste
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Locus iste Locus iste Locus iste Locus iste
Anton Bruckner, Choir of Westminster Abbey & James O'Donnell
Os iusti meditabitur
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Os iusti meditabitur Os iusti meditabitur Os iusti meditabitur Os iusti meditabitur
Anton Bruckner, Mariss Jansons & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Symphony no 6: 3rd mvt Scherzo
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Symphony no 6: 3rd mvt Scherzo Symphony no 6: 3rd mvt Scherzo Symphony no 6: 3rd mvt Scherzo Symphony no 6: 3rd mvt Scherzo
Anton Bruckner, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Donald Runnicles
Symphony no. 7 in E major: 3rd movement; Scherzo
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Symphony no. 7 in E major: 3rd movement; Scherzo Symphony no. 7 in E major: 3rd movement; Scherzo Symphony no. 7 in E major: 3rd movement; Scherzo Symphony no. 7 in E major: 3rd movement; Scherzo
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Biography

Anton Bruckner was born in rural Upper Austria in 1824. The son of a village schoolmaster, he initially intended to follow in his father’s footsteps, but at the age of 13 he was accepted as a choirboy at the Augustinian monastery of St Florian, where he received a thorough musical education. During his twenties, he tried various teaching posts, but the desire to compose was growing more urgent.

In 1855 he applied for the post of organist at Linz Cathedral and was appointed by a unanimous decision. He now submitted himself to a rigorous programme of advanced musical education: a six-year correspondence course in harmony and counterpoint, and lessons in form and orchestration. It was only when he was nearing 40 that Bruckner at last felt free to compose as he wished.

Three magnificent Mass-settings followed. But a remark by a critic about the symphonic character of the D minor Mass was interpreted by the devoutly religious Bruckner as a sign of vocation. At around the same time he encountered Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and was bowled over by both. His own symphonies, from the so-called ‘No. 0’ onwards, show him attempting to forge a synthesis of Wagner’s highly charged, volatile Romanticism, Beethoven’s huge symphonic drama and the more stable formal proportions of Baroque and Rococo church music.

After recovering from a nervous breakdown in 1866–7, Bruckner decided to move to Vienna to pursue his symphonic vocation, where he was encouraged by the influential conductor Johann Herbeck. But he made a powerful enemy in the anti-Wagnerian critic Eduard Hanslick, whose hostility caused Bruckner much pain and soul-searching. Years of neglect followed the catastrophic premiere of the Third Symphony (1877), despite Bruckner’s continuing successes as an organist.

Thanks to the efforts of the conductors Hans Richter and Arthur Nikisch, and to pupils such as Franz and Josef Schalk, his fortunes as a composer gradually began to change. The Leipzig premiere of the Seventh Symphony (1881–3) was a triumph, as was the Viennese first performance of the revised Eighth (1890). In his last decade Bruckner set out on what was intended as the summation of his work as a symphonist: the Ninth Symphony, dedicated to his ‘dear God’. But growing anxiety held up its progress, and the finale survives only in extensive sketches, crucial pages of which disappeared after the composer’s death in 1896.

In some ways a Wagnerian Romantic, Bruckner also had profound roots in early Classical, Baroque and even Renaissance church music. Visionary grandeur and serenity can be found alongside some of the darkest, most troubled music written in the 19th century.

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