Bruckner, Josef Anton
Born: Sep 04, 1824 AD
Died: 1896 AD, at 72 years of age.
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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