he began writing the first of his symphonies and his three
to Vienna in 1868 to teach at the Conservatory. His symphonies
were not accepted in that city where his critics treated them
as if they were poison. His friends told him they were too
long and cuts and disfigurations took place in the works, and
these later had to be rectified. He did not have any real
success until the 1880s.
on the Classical Music Pages
Compositions on CD
Listen to this moving adagio. How can the beauty of this work fail to move
anyone? Bruckner wrote this movement when he discovered that Wagner's health was failing
from old age.
"I returned home and was very sad. I thought to myself, it is not possible that
the Master will live very long, and it was then that the C-sharp minor Adagio
came into my head."
in the DoveSong MP3 Library
Bruckner: Mass Number 3 in F minor
Kammerchor. The Vienna State Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ferdinand Grossman, conductor. 1950s recording.
All of Bruckner's music is recommended.