Books about Anton Bruckner and his music
Benjamin M. Korstvedt and Julian Rushton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)|
Cambridge University Press, 2000; ISBN 0521635373; 146 pages
Anton Bruckner's Eighth Symphony (1890), one of the last of the great Romantic symphonies, is a grandly complex masterpiece. This book explores this many-faceted work from several angles. It documents the complicated and often misunderstood history of the symphony's composition and revision and provides an accessible guide to its musical design. It demonstrates, by means of a study of well-known recordings, how performance styles have evolved in this century. It also revisits the conventional wisdom about the various versions and editions of the symphony and comes to some provocative new conclusions. Price indication: $ 21.99
Philip Barford Bruckner Symphonies (BBC Music Guides)|
Gloucester, 1996-03; ISBN 0563205121; 68 pages Price indication: $ 8.28
Frederick Stocken Simon Sechter's Fundamental-Bass Theory and Its Influence on the Music of Anton Bruckner|
Edwin Mellen Pr, 2009-10-30; ISBN 0773438793; 282 pages
Contrary to the many commentators who presumed there to be a tension, between Sechter's theory and Bruckner's mature musical language, this study demonstrates their compatibility. Using the Adagio of Bruckner's "Ninth Symphony", the case is made for fundamental-bass theory as a revealing tool for analyzing the composer's music. Anton Bruckner was already in his thirties when he gave up composition for six years to study with Simon Sechter. Fundamental-bass theory, Sechter's idiosyncratic method, was the basis for Bruckner's instruction, and it not only became the bedrock for Bruckner's own teaching but also, according to first-hand accounts, underpinned all his subsequent harmonic thought. Scant attention has ever been given to the influence that Sechter's ideas had on Bruckner, mainly because fundamental-bass theory was itself superseded and all-but forgotten. This work discusses the context of fundamental-bass theory not only in relation to the history of theory but also in the light of Sechter's compositional practice, including his re-working of Beethoven's "Sonata, Op. 110". The theory is explained with examples from Bruckner's student exercises. Previous applications of the theory are examined, from Mayrberger's use of the theory to analyze Wagner's harmony onwards. Price indication: $ 109.95
John Williamson and Jonathan Cross The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner (Cambridge Companions to Music)|
Cambridge University Press, 2004; ISBN 0521008786; 328 pages
Sixteen essays by leading experts introduce the lay reader to issues that have concerned scholars over the past twenty years regarding Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). They provide an introduction to the composer's life and works, covering such problematic areas as his relationship to Vienna; the numerous editions of his symphonies; performing styles; and his appropriation by the Nazis during the Third Reich. They also consider the extent to which his Catholicism shaped not just his religious music but his symphonies as well. Price indication: $ 25.99
Julian Horton Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics|
Cambridge University Press, 2008-09-18; ISBN 0521081858; 296 pages
Despite significant advances in Bruckner scholarship, many problems persist. Although the relationship between Bruckner's music, post-Wagnerian ideology and, ultimately, Nazism has been carefully reconstructed, questions of how such matters should condition our responses to the music remain unaddressed. This important study isolates problematic issues of interpretation, analysis, reception, and historical location, and offers potential solutions through case studies of individual works. Price indication: $ 34.03
Derek Watson Bruckner (Master Musicians)|
Oxford University Press, 1997; ISBN 0198166176; 182 pages
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this extraordinary series continues to amaze and captivate its readers with detailed insight into the lives and work of music's geniuses. Unlike other composer biographies that focus narrowly on the music, this series explores the personal history of each composer and the social context surrounding the music. In a precise, engaging, and authoritative manner, each volume combines a vivid portrait of the master musicians' inspirations, influences, life experiences, even their weaknesses, with an accessible discussion of their work-all in roughly 300 pages. Further, each volume offers superb reference material, including a detailed life and times chronology, a complete list of works, a personalia glossary highlighting the important people in the composer's life, and a select bibliography. Under the supervision of music expert and series general editor Stanley Sadie, Master Musicians will certainly proceed to delight music scholars, serious musicians, and all music lovers for another hundred years. This particular volume contains a vivid account of Bruckner's struggles and achievements both in his personal life and in his creative career. The later chapters cover each of his works in detail, from the mighty span of the mature symphonies to the smallest of his undeservedly neglected motets. As well, the characteristic features of his art and his strikingly individual conception of mass and symphony are discussed and set alongside the works of his contemporaries. Price indication: $ 49.90
Stephen Johnson Bruckner Remembered|
Faber & Faber, 2001; ISBN 0571170951; 224 pages
Over a century after his death, Bruckner the man remains an enigma. Popular ancedotes represent him as a visionary simpleton, his life dominated exclusively by music and religion. And yet this same bizarre figure is widely held to have produced some of the most original and sophisticated music written in the second half of the nineteenth century. The reminiscences collected in Bruckner Remembered allow insights into a much more complicated, sometimes tormented mind riddled by dark obsessions and spiritual doubts, creating a profile that is as tantalizing as it is illuminating. Part of the Faber's Composers Remembered Series Price indication: $ 128.02
Dika, Newlin Bruckner, Mahler, and Schoenberg|
W W Norton & Co Inc, 1952; ISBN 039302203X; 308 pages
Text extracted from opening pages of book: Bruckner Mahler Schoenberg DIKA NEWLIN KING'S GROWN PRESS MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS : NEW YORK COPYRIGHT 1947 BY DIKA NEWLIN Printed in the United States of America by Vail-Ballou Press, Inc. King's Crown Press is a division of Columbia University Press organized for the purpose of making certain scholarly material available at minimum cost. Toward that end,, the publishers have adopted every reasonable economy except such as would interfere with a legible format. hms First Printing: 1947 Second Printing: 1947 To my friends MARIAN PASCHAL and HENRIETTE VOORSANGER whose interest has made this work possible Acknowledgments Both author and publisher gratefully acknowledge the following per missions to use quotations, both of words and of music; without the amiable cooperation of those listed here, it would have been difficult indeed to have concluded this study. Associated Music Publishers, Inc., New York, for various quotations from works by Bruckner, Mahler and Schoenberg, Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., New York, for quotations from works by Mahler, reprinted by permission of the copyright owners, Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., New York; and also for the quotation from the Preface to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Dodd, Mead and Co., New York, for quotation from Franz Grill parzer, by Gustav Pollak. ' E. P. Button and Co., Inc., New York, for quotations from Johannes Brahms, by Richard Specht, and from Arnold Schoenberg, by Egon Wellesz. The Greystone Press, New York, for quotation from Gustav Mahler, by Walter and Krenek, John W. Luce & Co., Boston, for quotation from Masks and Min strels of New Germany, by Percival Pollard. G. Schirmer, Inc., New York, for quotations from works by Beethoven and Bruckner, used by permission of the publisher, G. Schirmer, Inc. Arnold Schoenberg, for quotations from various works. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, for quotation from Ivory, Apes and Peacocks, by James Huneker. The Macmillan Company, New York, for quotation from Thus Spake Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche ( translated by Alexander me.)* Preface . HE IDEA of this book originally came to me during my years of study with Arnold Schoenberg in Los Angeles ( 1938-1941). At that time I was first introduced to the most radical works of Schoenberg works virtually unknown in this country so far as public performances are concerned. I felt the need of a historical background which would explain the origins of the new style. It was this which brought me to a study of the works of Mahler and Bruckner; for Schoenberg's oft expressed indebtedness to Mahler plainly indicated that the roots of Schoenberg's style might be found in Mahler's scores ( however different Mahler's music might be in texture from Schoenberg's), and the re lationship between Mahler and Bruckner seemed well established. Thence, it was but a step to the conclusion that Schoenberg is not only the heir of Bruckner and Mahler but also the heir of the great Viennese classical tradition, which they transmitted to him. It is this conclusion which I have tried to prove in the following pages; it has been my desire to portray Schoenberg's works as the culmination of several centuries of historical development, rather than as the products of a wilful icono clasm. To this end, I have attempted to place Schoenberg in the Vien nese cultural scene by analyzing, not only the musical background, but also the literary, artistic, and political background of his generation a task which I have likewise performed for the period of Bruckner and of Mahler. Such an extensive project could never have been carried out without the assistance and cooperation of those who were familiar at first hand with the milieu which I wished to reconstruct. Though space forbids detailed acknowledgments, I would like to express here some measure of my gratitude to all who helped me in any capacity to Professor Paul Henry Lang and Dr. Erich Hertzmann, of the Department of Music, Columbia Price indication: $ 3.86
Rudolf Louis Anton Bruckner|
BiblioBazaar, 2009-05-20; ISBN 1110254210; 252 pages Price indication: $ 14.41
Werner Wolff Anton Bruckner,: Rustic genius,|
E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1942; 8 pages Price indication: $ 6.00
Doernberg, Erwin The Life and Symphonies of Anton Bruckner|
Barrie and Rockliff, 1960; 235 pages Price indication: $ 19.94
Sheet music, libretti, etc.
Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7 in Full Score - Dover Publications
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat (""Romantic"") (Kalmus Edition) - Alfred Publishing
Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major: "Romantic" (Dover Miniature Scores) - Dover Publications
Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major - Dover Publications
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor: Study Score (Schott) - Eulenburg London (Schott)
Te Deum: For Soli, Chorus and Orchestra and Latin Text, Choral Score (Kalmus Edition) (Latin Edition) - Alfred Publishing Company
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