25 minutes | Feb 24th 2021

Ep. 40: To the Beloved God - Bruckner and His Symphony No. 9

So much of the music of Anton Bruckner was privately dedicated to the God he served, but his final work was publicly dedicated to "the Beloved God." Without a doubt, Bruckner's works are a representation of his devotion and unwavering faith, but there's a dark side to his story that is often hidden behind the blinding brilliance of his symphonies, especially his Symphony No. 9.  Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/  Become a member of The Composer Chronicles on Patreon to get ad-free versions of all the episodes, early access to those ad-free versions, access to the member-only podcast Unscripted, and other things podcast related! https://www.patreon.com/thecomposerchronicles  Join me and an incredible, growing community living healthier lifestyles in a body positive space with Roy Belzer Fitness: https://roybelzerfitness.com/signup and use offer code chronpodcast at checkout!  Alexandrian Media Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/alexandrianmedia  Music used in this episode: Ascent Classique by Trevor Kowalski A Drop in the Ocean by Jakob Ahlbom Daydream in Silver by Trevor Kowalski Carefully the Water Lilies by Trevor Kowalski This Creed by Johannes Bornlof  Sources used for this episode: Tim Rayborn, Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Classical Music and Beyond (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2016), 111-113. Göllerich, Anton; Auer, Max. Anton Bruckner. Ein Lebens- und Schaffensbild von August Göllerich, ergänzt und hrsg. von Max Auer. Regensburg 1922-37, IV/3. p. 526. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecomposerchronicles/message
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