Bruckner, Anton

(4 September 1824, Ansfelden near Linz, Austria – 11 October 1896, Vienna)
   Renowned symphonic composer, he was organist at Olomouc, near Linz, from 1855–1868 and then professor at the Vienna Conservatory and court organist in Vienna until his death. Over half of his eight masses, two Requiems, and three dozen shorter choral works were composed comparatively early, during his extraordinarily long period of study (through 1861). The Masses in D minor (1864) and F minor (1867) are large symphonic works, but the Mass in E minor (1866) responds, as do many of the later sacred compositions, to the ideals of the Cecilian movement. These are concise pieces employing modal chants or chantlike melodies and spare orchestration or none at all.

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  • Bruckner,Anton — Bruck·ner (bro͝okʹnər), Anton. 1824 1896. Austrian organist and composer whose major works include nine symphonies, a Requiem (1848 1849), and a Te Deum (1881). * * * …   Universalium

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  • Bruckner — (Anton) (1824 1896) compositeur autrichien; auteur de musique religieuse (messes, psaumes, etc.) et de symphonies …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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