So much of the music of Anton Bruckner was privately dedicated to the God he served, but his final work was publicly dedicated to “the Beloved God.” Without a doubt, Bruckner’s works are a representation of his devotion and unwavering faith, but there’s a dark side to his story that is often hidden behind the blinding brilliance of his symphonies, especially his Symphony No. 9.
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Music used in this episode:
Ascent Classique by Trevor Kowalski
A Drop in the Ocean by Jakob Ahlbom
Daydream in Silver by Trevor Kowalski
Carefully the Water Lilies by Trevor Kowalski
This Creed by Johannes Bornlof
Sources used for this episode:
Tim Rayborn, Beethoven’s Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Classical Music and Beyond (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016), 111-113.
Göllerich, Anton; Auer, Max. Anton Bruckner. Ein Lebens- und Schaffensbild von August Göllerich, ergänzt und hrsg. von Max Auer. Regensburg 1922-37, IV/3. p. 526.