Bruckner’s Journey By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Bruckner’s Journey, performed on Jan 10, 2003 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Anton Bruckner’s (1824-1896) birthplace is described by The New Grove Dictionary as “Ansfelden, nr. Linz.” This reveals a key factor in considering the career of this formidable Austrian composer—that is, that he…

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Mass No. 3 in F minor By Benjamin M. Korstvedt, Clark University Written for the concert Bruckner’s Journey, performed on Jan 10, 2003 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The 1860s was a decisive decade for Anton Bruckner. In 1860, the year he turned thirty-six, he was working in Linz as Cathedral Organist, nearing…

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