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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bruckner, Anton

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BRUCKNER, brook'nėr, Anton, Austrian organist and composer: b. Ansfelden, 4 Sept. 1824; d. 11 Oct. 1896. He was mostly self-educated, but after serving as organist in the cathedral at Linz he studied for a time in Vienna under Simon Sechter, whom he succeeded as court organist. He later became professor at the Vienna Conservatory and lecturer on music at the university. Bruckner is to some extent an imitator of Wagner; his best-known compositions are his symphonies; he has written also some religious music, including a Te Deum and several masses.