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Donald Macleod explains why Bruckner's radical and visionary approach to writing symphonies was not well received in the composer's home of Vienna.

Bruckner's radical and visionary approach to writing symphonies was not going down well in his home of Vienna. The deeply conservative audience found his music baffling and the critics were caustic. Bruckner took refuge at the monastery of St. Florian and the organ he'd played as a child. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Anton Bruckner

    Quadrille for Piano Duo, Pastourelle

    Performers: Wolfgang Brunner & Michael Schopper (piano)

    • CPO:CPO9992562.
    • 10.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Mass No. 3 In F Minor For Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra And Organ

    Conductor: Helmuth Rilling. Choir: Stuttgart Bach Collegium. Choir: Gachinger Choir Stuttgart.
    • HANSSLER CLASSICS : 98119.
    • HANSSLER CLASSICS.
    • 7.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Mass No. 3 In F Minor For Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra And Organ

    Conductor: Helmuth Rilling. Choir: Stuttgart Bach Collegium. Choir: Gachinger Choir Stuttgart.
    • HANSSLER CLASSICS : 98119.
    • HANSSLER CLASSICS.
    • 7.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No.5, IV Finale

    Performers: The London Philharmonic, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst

    • EMI:CDC5551252.
    • 4.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 8 In C Minor

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • WARNER : 2564-61891 2.
    • WARNER.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 8 In C Minor

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • WARNER : 2564-61891 2.
    • WARNER.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Prelude & Fugue in Cm

    Performers: John Scott Whiteley

    • Priory:PRCD289.
    • 14.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus Iste - Gradual For Chorus

    Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : hm-901322.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 6.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus Iste - Gradual For Chorus

    Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : hm-901322.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 6.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No.7, II. Adagio

    Performers: German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, conducted by Riccardo Chailly

    • Decca:4753312.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 3 In D Minor [all Versions]

    Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache.
    • EMI: CDC556892.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 3 In D Minor [all Versions]

    Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache.
    • EMI: CDC556892.
    • EMI.
    • 1.

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