Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer who was very well-known for his larger scale works, especially his symphonies and masses. Many of his early compositions are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism, displaying such characteristic qualities such as rich harmonic language and complex polyphony. They are also known for their length.
Though not one of the musical front-runners for most memorable composer of the era, Bruckner enjoyed increasing fame in his late years. During his career, he was a professor of the Vienna Conservatory and the recipient of a government pension for his goodwill to the Austrian Empire. Bruckner's works have found themselves with an increasing presence in standard repertoire and performances worldwide, due to a steady growth in popularity since his death in 1896.
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