'... its influences could well be salutary.' BBC Music Magazine
'This is, undoubtedly, the most important book on Bruckner to emerge in the English language since the publication, more than a decade ago, of Robert Simpson's The Essence of Bruckner and it adds immeasurably to our knowledge of the subject.' Scenaria
This volume contains historical and analytical essays on Anton Bruckner and his music. For the past century the principal concerns of scholars of Bruckner's music have been his personal and musical relationship with Wagner, editorial problems in his scores, his enigmatic personality, and the assessment of his monumental late nineteenth-century style. The studies in this volume consider these issues in the light of the latest research. Of interest to the lay person will be the discussions of the manner in which politics and special interests have affected the dissemination and perception of Bruckner's music, particularly in Nazi Germany.