Anecdotes from the life of Anton Bruckner (III)

Anton Bruckner revered his musical predecessors. In the shadow of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (who died just three years after Bruckner was born), he was deeply conscious of his heritage. Continue reading Anecdotes from the life of Anton Bruckner (III)

Anecdotes from the life of Anton Bruckner (II)

Bruckner learned to play the organ at the Monastery of St Florian, near the village where he was born. Decades later, he was buried in its crypt underneath the instrument he adored. Continue reading Anecdotes from the life of Anton Bruckner (II)

Desert Island Discs (5) – Bruckner and Nilsson

Without a doubt the most beautiful symphony ever penned is Anton Bruckner’s Seventh. It takes its rightful place alongside the composer’s other great works, in the same way that Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait (1658) is one of the best among his other masterpieces. Continue reading Desert Island Discs (5) – Bruckner and Nilsson