History of Classical Music

Anton Bruckner

Romantic Period
Composers
Anton Bruckner Anton Bruckner's father was a schoolmaster and organist. Bruckner was an organist like his father. Bruckner played in London, Munich, Vienna and Paris. At the age of forty he finished his first symphony.

Anton Bruckner was from the Romantic period. He was born in 1824 at Ansfelden, Austria. In 1896 he died in Vienna due to failing health.

Anton Bruckner learned his music from his father. When his father died in 1837, Bruckner, at the age of thirteen, was sent to St. Florian Monastery. In 1851 he became organist of St. Florian Monastery and in 1855 he became organist of Linz Cathedral. Richard Wagner, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert all influenced him.

Bruckner was most famous for playing the organ. He finished his first mature work at the age of twenty-five. Bruckner wrote nine symphonies. His ninth symphony was left incomplete

Our favorite piece of his music was Scherzo from Symphony No. 9 in D minor because it was the best piece we listened to.

By Richard P. and Dustin N. (Grade 5)

Music by Bruckner

Sources

Oxford dictionary of music

MIDI: CMC: The Romantic Period

Anton Bruckner (http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/bruckner.html)



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