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Anton Bruckner
(1824 - 1896)

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1824 Born 4 September, at Ansfelden, near Linz, Austria, the son of a schoolmaster and organist
1828 Begins to learn the violin
1837 Father dies. Admitted as chorister to St. Florian's monastery school
1840 Begins training as a schoolteacher in Linz
1845 Returns to St. Florian to join the teaching staff
1855 Appointed organist at Linz Cathedral. Resumes music studies, now in Vienna
1865 Meets Wagner at the first night of Tristan und Isolde
1868 Becomes a professor at Vienna Conservatory. Disappointing premiere of Symphony No.1
1875 Appointed professor of music at Vienna University
1884 Symphony No.7 finally brings him success
1896 Dies 11 October, in Vienna, while still working on Symphony No.9
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