Anton Bruckner

Biography

Born: 1824   Died: 1896   Country: Austria   Period: Romantic
Although Bruckner wrote a great deal of sacred choral music (including not only his grandly conceived Mass No. 3, but also his more intimate Mass No. 2 and his astringent motets, which fuse Renaissance and nineteenth century techniques), he is best known for his symphonies: two unnumbered apprentice works, eight completed mature symphonies, and the first three movements of a Ninth (The finale has been reconstructed by several hands, but most Read more performances include just the movements Bruckner completed). The symphonies, influenced to some extent by Wagner and identified with his school by the Viennese public, are monumental: expansive in scale, rigorous (if sometimes gigantist) in formal design, and often elaborate in their contrapuntal writing. Their sonorities are stately and organ-like; the Viennese critic Graf wrote that Bruckner "pondered over chords and chord associations as a medieval architect contemplated the original forms of a Gothic cathedral." Despite occasional folk influences in the scherzos, his symphonies are uniformly high-minded, even religious, in spirit. Together, they form the weightiest body of symphonies between Schubert (whom he greatly admired) and Mahler.

Bruckner was born in the town of Ansfelden, Austria, on September 4, 1824, and he spent the first years of his career as a choirmaster for a group of monks and as a church organist in Linz. After several years of studying composition and counterpoint by mail, he passed exams at the Vienna Conservatory in 1861. In the early 1860s he created his first large works, including a Symphony in D minor that he later derisively named "die Nullte," the Symphony No. 0. He was present at the premiere of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in 1865 and remained a near fanatical admirer of Wagner, but the extent to which his own vast musical structures were modeled on Wagner's is a matter of debate. He landed a teaching post at the Conservatory in 1868, but always retained something of his original rustic character. An often-repeated anecdote tells how he gave a tip to the aristocratic conductor Hans Richter after a successful rehearsal of his Symphony No. 4, telling Richter to go and buy himself a beer. Bruckner died in Vienna on October 11, 1896. Read less
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic
Release Date: 04/14/2015   Label: Oehms  
Catalog: 688   Number of Discs: 1
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Bruckner: Symphony No  3 / Skrowaczewski, London Philharmonic
Release Date: 04/14/2015   Label: Lpo  
Catalog: 84   Number of Discs: 1
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Bruckner: Symphony No 4 / Davies, Bruckner Orchester Linz
Release Date: 03/22/2005   Label: Arte Nova  
Catalog: 604880   Number of Discs: 1
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Bruckner: Symphony No 8 / Dennis Russell Davies, Et Al
Release Date: 06/14/2005   Label: Arte Nova  
Catalog: 628560   Number of Discs: 2
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Bruckner: The Symphonies / Janowski, Suisse Romande Orchestra
Release Date: 04/14/2015   Label: Pentatone  
Catalog: 5186520   Number of Discs: 10
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Work: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106

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    Bruckner: The Symphonies / Janowski, Suisse Romande Orchestra
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186520 Release Date: 04/14/2015   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Marek Janowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 14005 Release Date: 02/24/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphony 6  / Schaller, Philharmonie Festiva
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 14021 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Gerd Schaller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonie Festiva
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    Bruckner: Symphony No. 6  / Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 687 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Simone Young
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Decca - Vienna Philharmonic - The Orchestral Edition
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002227902 Release Date: 12/09/2014   Number of Discs: 65
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Tom Krause,  Werner Krenn,  Elly Ameling,  Werner Tripp  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Monteux,  Herbert von Karajan,  Karl Münchinger,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Singverein  ... 
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    Anton Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 & 7
    Label: Andromeda   Catalog: 9105 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
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    Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Rogner, Konwitschny, Neumann, Sanderling
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94686 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Václav Neumann,  Franz Konwitschny,  Kurt Sanderling,  Heinz Rögner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Bernard Haitink: The Symphony Edition [36-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002010702 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 36
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Anton Bruckner,  Gustav Mahler  ... 
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Carolyn Watkinson,  Peter Schreier,  Robert Holl  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Netherlands Radio Chorus,  St. Willibrod Boy's Choir  ... 
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    Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Georg Tintner
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501205 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Georg Tintner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland,  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
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    Bruckner: The Mature Symphonies - Symphony No 6 / Barenboim
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 202176 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
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    Bruckner: The Mature Symphonies - Symphony No 6 / Barenboim [blu-ray]
    Label: Accentus   Catalog: 102176 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Jochum, Dresden
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 8458325 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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    Decca Sound - The Analogue Years
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001934702 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 54
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Anton Bruckner,  Arnold Schoenberg,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Pascal Rogé,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Marilyn Horne,  Luciano Pavarotti  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Sir Georg Solti,  Bernard Haitink,  Horst Stein  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Stanislaw Skrowaczewski: The Complete Oehms Classics Recordings
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 90 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Annette Dasch,  Daniela Sindram,  Christian Elsner,  George Zeppenfeld  ... 
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies / Blomstedt, Leipzig Gewandhaus
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 1230 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 / Van Zweden, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72552 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Jaap Van Zweden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Anton Bruckner - The Collection
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 13007 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Performer:  Wolfgang Czelusta,  Peter Redwig,  Klaus Bäuerle,  Fritz Resch  ... 
    Conductor:  Georg Tintner,  Gerd Schaller,  Klaus Tennstedt,  Kurt Sanderling  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland,  Philharmonie Festiva  ... 
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    Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Jochum
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94707 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Eugen Jochum,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777690 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Mario Venzago
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berne Symphony Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphony no 6 / Nezet-Seguin, Metropolitan Orchestra
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2639 Release Date: 03/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 /  Blomstedt, 	Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 816 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphonies No 4-9 / Otto Klemperer
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 404296 Release Date: 11/06/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Icon - Eugen Jochum
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64004 Release Date: 09/18/2012   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Anton Bruckner  ... 
    Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Claes H. Ahnsjö,  Roland Hermann,  Helen Donath  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Celibidache Conducts Bruckner [3 DVDs + 2 CDs]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 195270 Release Date: 07/03/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphonies No 1-9 / Gunter Wand
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 7776582 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Günter Wand
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
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Anton Bruckner


WORKS
1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
2. Andante quasi allegretto
3. Scherzo (Bewegt) - Trio (Nicht zu schnell. Keinesfalls schleppend)
4. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante: Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
III. Scherzo: Sehr schnell - Trio: Etwas langsamer
IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht schnell
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo: Allegro moderato
3. Adagio: Feierlich langsam; doch nicht schleppend
4. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell
I. Feierlich, misterioso -
I. Langsamer -
I. Moderato -
I. Langsamer -
I. Langsamer -
I. Langsamer -
I. Moderato -
II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft -
II. Scherzo: Trio - Schnell -
II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft -
III. Adagio: Langsam feierlich -
III. Adagio: Sehr langsam -
III. Adagio: Etwas bewegter -
III. Adagio: Tempo wie im anfange -
III. Adagio: Sehr Langsam -
III. Adagio: Sehr Langsam -
III. Adagio: Coda
1. Introduction: Adagio - Allegro
2. Sehr langsam
3. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio
4. Finale: Adagio - Allegro molto
Symphony No. 6 in A major (2003 Digital Remaster): I. Maestoso
Symphony No. 6 in A major (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio (Sehr feierlich)
Symphony No. 6 in A major (2003 Digital Remaster): III. Scherzo (Nicht schnell) & Trio (Langsam)
Symphony No. 6 in A major (2003 Digital Remaster): IV: Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
I. Gemassigt, misterioso
II. Adagio: Feierlich
III. Scherzo: Ziemlich schnell
IV. Finale: Allegro
1. Te Deum laudamus
2. Te ergo
3. Aeterna fac
4. Salvum fac
5. In te, Domine, speravi