Anton Bruckner

Austrian composer, 1824-1896

"The Austrian composer was known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies. Bruckner was greatly admired by subsequent composers including his friend Gustav Mahler, who described him as ""half simpleton, half God""."

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Bruckner, Anton

Komponist (1824–1896). Autograph musical manuscript fragment, unsigned, one musically lined page, 10.5 x 14, no date but circa 1884–1887. O. O. u. D. 1 S. Gr. Hochformat, ca. 355:270 mm. 24zeilig.
$ 16,303 / 14.000 € (47017)

One page from Bruckner’s manuscript score for the fourth movement of the first version of his 8th Symphony in C minor, with only the instrument names, clarinet notes in the 11th bar, and notes for the three C trumpets in bars 11 and 12. A statement of authenticity was penned at the bottom by music teacher Karl Aigner: “Dr. Ant. Bruckner’s Handschrift, St. Florian, 8 Septb 1912, Karl Aigner.” Central vertical and horizontal folds with partial edge separations, uniform toning with a few mild stains, and various small edge tears, otherwise fine condition.

Symphony No. 8 in C minor was the last symphony Bruckner completed, and went through a number of revisions and editions before finalized. This is from the first version, which he revised after receiving harsh criticism—he sent it to conductor Hermann Levi for his input, who said Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony was the greatest symphony written after Beethoven, but that the Eighth was a confusing jumble. A tremendous piece from a figurehead of Romanticism..

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Bruckner, Anton

Komponist (1824-1896). Autograph letter signed (“Bruckner m[anu]p[ro]p[ria]“). O. O. u. D. 1 S. 8vo.
$ 13,974 / 12.000 € (60379)

To an unnamed addressee, giving instructions how to conduct a specific passage. – Small tear in centerfold.

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Bruckner, Anton

Komponist (1824-1896). Autograph letter signed ("ABruckner"). Linz. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to.
$ 29,113 / 25.000 € (72802/BN46859)

To his friend Rodolf Weinwurm, the conductor of the Wiener Singakademie, about the premiere of his Mass No. 1 in D-minor in the Linz cathedral and the Redoutensaal, expressing his surprise that the latter was packed with listeners despite the seriousness of his composition, and mentioning that his concert was attended by Josef, Archduke of Austria - He intends to have a clean copy of the full score made, which he would like to send to the Weinwurm to deliver to the critic Eduard Hanslick and the composer and conductor Johann Herbeck, hoping the latter would agree to have it performed in the Vienna Musikverein, as a performance in the church would require too much rehearsal.

- The mass, which was highly successful both among the critics and the audience, was a breakthrough for Bruckner as a composer. It was performed in Vienna on 10 February 1867, conducted by Johann Herbeck and with Bruckner playing the organ..

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Bruckner, Anton

Komponist (1824-1896). Calling card signed with date on reverse. O. O. 1 S. Visitenkartkartenformat.
$ 7,569 / 6.500 € (73004/BN47249)

"Dr ABruckner | 27. Mai 1892". - In pencil, somewhat dusty and with a crease. Traces of a paperclip and imprinted: "Prof. Anton Bruckner | Ehren-Doctor der Philosophie | der k. k. Universität in Wien | Ritter des Franz Josef-Ordens | k. k. Hoforganist".

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Bruckner, Anton

Komponist (1824-1896). Autograph calling card signed. O. O. 7 Zeilen auf 2 SS. Visitkartenformat.
$ 9,898 / 8.500 € (74372/BN48417)

To the Austrian writer Aurelius Polzer, whose Poem "Das Deutsche Lied" Bruckner had set to music (WAB 63): "Accept [...] my great admiration and warmest greetings! 23.5.1892. | Dr. ABruckner".

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