Josef Anton Bruckner

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Austrian composer, organist, and teacher

  • Born Ansfelden on September 4, 1824
  • Received lessons from his father and Johann Baptist Weiss
  • 1830s he showed a talent in organ playing
  • 1837 moved to Ebelsberg
  • Became a choirboy at the Augustinian Monastery
  • 1841-55 was a schoolteacher
  • St. Florian he played the Chrismann organ
  • 1855 became cathedral organist in Linz
  • Studied with Simon Sechter
  • 1861 took an exam in Vienna. He impressed the judges with his improvisation skills and so was qualified as a harmony and counterpoint teacher.
  • 1868 moved to Vienna as the new harmony and counterpoint teacher at the conservatory and became the new organist at the Hofkapelle.
  • 1875-94 was a lecturer on harmony and counterpoint at the University of Vienna
  • Gustav Mahler was one of his disciples
  • He was a honored symphonist and organist
  • Died in Vienna on October 11, 1896

1847-1890 he composed for the organ. He wrote Fugue, Postludes and Preludes. He also wrote Improvisationsskizze Bad Ischl and a Sketch for the Adagio of Symphony No. 9.

For details, see the Josef Anton Bruckner article on Wikipedia.

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Anton Bruckner's Prelude (or vorspiel) and Fugue for organ, performed by John Scott, at the Royal Albert Hall

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