Romantic Period - post 1848#
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 0, d minor#
Anton Bruckner (1824 Ansfelden/Upper Austria - 1896 Vienna) already
began working on his Symphony in d minor in 1864/65, but he didn't
finish it until 1869. It reflects Bruckner's development as a composer
which came about through the influences of the music of Wagner and the
so-called "Young German Movement." As a transitional work, Bruckner
himself later declared the Nullte to be ungiltig (invalid).
It isn't correct to brand Bruckner as merely a follower of Wagner's.
For example, Bruckner never tried to use Wagner's concept of endless
melody and his symphonies are a continuation of the traditions of
Beethoven and Schubert. The areas in which Wagner's influence on
Bruckner is the clearest are his instrumentation and harmonies. (E.
Picture: a) Bruckner's birthplace in Ansfelden/Upper Austria,
b) the so-called Bruckner Organ in St. Florian Monastery,
c) City Parish Church with Bruckner's house in Linz/Upper Austria.
© Sound: Orfeo International Music GmbH, Augustenstraße 79, D-80333 München, CD-Nr. C 269 921 B. Pictureer a-c: Freundlicherweise zur Verfügung gestellt vom Anton Bruckner-Institut Wien.