By Constantin Floros
Whereas unappreciated and debatable in the course of such a lot of his existence, Anton Bruckner is this day considered as the best symphonist among Beethoven and Gustav Mahler - by way of originality, boldness and monumentality of his track. clone of Bruckner the guy, notwithstanding, remains to be severe example of the tenacious energy of prejudice. No much less a determine than Gustav Mahler coined the aperçu approximately Bruckner being «a simpleton - part genius, part imbecile». the writer is out to right that misperception. His thesis during this research is that opposite to what has hitherto been asserted, there's an intimate relation among Bruckner’s sacred tune and his symphonies from a number of views: biographical information, assets and affects, the psychology of construction, musical constitution, modern testimony and reception historical past. extra chapters examine very important Bruckner recordings and interpreters and the progressiveness of his track.
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He was by no means unreflective but thought a great deal about death and an afterlife. In a now lost pocket calendar he wrote down a sentence of the anatomist Josef Hyrtl from the latter’s 1864 inaugural address as president of the University of Vienna. ”11 Bruckner had an enormous power of empathy and a considerable gift for identification. He could imagine himself in the psychic condition of people in desperate straits and was burningly interested in existential questions: the borderline situations of life, the torments of solitude and the reality of death.
He loved to take exams voluntarily and collected points accordingly. Whenever he had taken an exam, after resigning from a post, concluding a course 29 of studies or finishing an individual course, he always asked superiors, teachers, pastors or noted artists to issue a report to him. 17 Simon Sechter alone wrote five evaluations on him. ” Bruckner to August Göllerich On September 23, 1886, Bruckner was received by the Emperor Francis Joseph I. in the Hofburg. He wanted to thank His Majesty for having been decorated with the Franz-Joseph order.
19 33 It has been asserted that Hanslick’s objections to Bruckner’s appointment were purely factual – a contention only superficially correct. 20 Evidently his one-time friendship with Bruckner at some point turned into opposition and spiteful enmity. It is likely that he simply could not get over his ultimate defeat in the long struggle against Bruckner’s lectureship. ” On October 15, 1874, he joined Vienna’s Academic Richard-Wagner-Association and thereafter missed no opportunity to profess his adherence to the “New German” camp.