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Bruckner, Josef Anton (Josef)

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Born: 1824 AD
Died: 1896 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Composers

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1824 - He was born on the 4th of September in Ansfelden, Austria.

1855 - He became organist at Linz Cathedral, throughout his composing career, his orchestrations would be compared to organ sonorities.

1865 - He heard Tristan und Isolde in Munich and thereafter idolized Richard Wagner, though his own works remained indebted to Ludwig van Beethoven.

1868 - He was appointed professor at the Vienna Conservatory and settled in Vienna for the rest of his life.

1884 - He was 60 before he achieved fame with his Symphony No. 7 in E Major.

1896 - He was socially awkward and eccentric, and he remained a deeply devout Christian to his death on the 11th of October in Vienna.

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