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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bruckner, Anton 1824-1896. Austrian organist and composer whose major works include nine symphonies, a requiem (1848-1849), and Te Deum in C (1881).

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  • proper n. A surname of German origin. Widely known as the surname of the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-96).

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  • n. Austrian organist and composer of romantic music (1824-1896)

Etymologies

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From German Bruckner.

Examples

  • Even more than Messaien, I think, Bruckner is the one composer whose music always immediately gives away his organist identity.

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  •  They also note that some called Bruckner a 'self-appointed watch dog. "

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  • Say the name Anton Bruckner, and majestic instrumental sonorities blaze across one's mind—emotional gestures against a backdrop of trembling strings, great motto-like themes of Wagnerian brass, rhythmic motifs weighty and satisfying.

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  • I'm sorry, I can't concentrate on the idea of Bruckner thinking about fresh peaches and raspberries!

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  • The Bruckner is a cylinder, turning on the horizontal axis and carried by four rollers.

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  • Welser-Möst calls Bruckner minimalism's grandfather.

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  • Howard Shore, who composed music for "The Lord of the Rings," evidently called Bruckner an influence.

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  • Yes, I never though I’d see the name Bruckner so close to the word “motets” either but there they were in all their romantic German glory and they were likely the highlight of the whole evening.

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  • Mahler was anxious about calling this work a symphony, fearing that like Beethoven and Bruckner before him, the ninth would be his last.

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  • Metro's principals, Ronny Bruckner and Nathan Berman, say they plan to convert the former AIG headquarters, that was just designated a landmark by the city, to about 1,100 luxury rental units.

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