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Title:
Bruckner
Author:
Watson, Derek, 1948-
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, 1997.

©1996
Physical Description:
xiii, 158 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780028646268
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Anton Bruckner's symphonies are a great achievement of the Romantic era. To Bruckner, music was a celebration of symmetry; his symphonies are like works of Gothic architecture in their grandeur, and in them he captured the cultural atmosphere of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Bruckner was desperately unsure of his abilities and revised his works repeatedly; his lack of social graces hampered him in the pursuit of respect and honor; his romantic life was a series of embarrassments. But the center of his life was a deep religious faith, reflected in his music and its range of emotions from terror to ecstasy.
-- Includes Bruckner's complete life story and commentary on his works
-- The ideal single-volume introduction to Bruckner