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Bruckner's Decision

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Director Jan Schmidt-Garre explores the personal and professional crisis faced by composer Anton Bruckner, who was forced to choose between remaining in his hometown of Linz and continuing his teaching career, or relocating to Vienna to launch his career as a composer. A difficult period of soul-searching, the early-life conflict had such a profound emotional impact on the famed composer that it instilled his symphonies with an unmistakable air or power and passion.
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Overview

Director Jan Schmidt-Garre explores the personal and professional crisis faced by composer Anton Bruckner, who was forced to choose between remaining in his hometown of Linz and continuing his teaching career, or relocating to Vienna to launch his career as a composer. A difficult period of soul-searching, the early-life conflict had such a profound emotional impact on the famed composer that it instilled his symphonies with an unmistakable air or power and passion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • UPC: 807280136999
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 74,276

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joachim Bauer Bruckner
Sophie von Kessel Sophia
Michael Ponti Pianist
Peter Von Fotano Bruckners Stimme
Peter Fricke Ottos Stimme
Markus Ertelthalner Bruckner Als Kind
Julia Regehr Badeschwester Josefine
Das Waller Trio Volksmusikanten
Joachim Kaiser Richard Wagner
Technical Credits
Jan Schmidt-Garre Director
Bruno Brunner Sound Mixer
Edith Eisenstecken Editor
Gabriele Faust Editor
Sascha Groß Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Pascal Hoffman Camera Operator
Irina Kromayer Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Uli Moller Production Manager
Evi Oberkofler Editor
Wedigo von Schultzendorff Camera Operator
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bruckner's Decision
1. Bruckner's Inaugural Lecture, Vienna [3:44]
2. Correspondence Otto - Sophia [4:26]
3. Letter to Rudolf Weinwurm [2:08]
4. Bruckner's Origin, Ansfelden [5:23]
5. Mass No. 2 in E Minor [2:42]
6. Healing Process [5:57]
7. Baroque, Wisdom, Faith and Music [5:26]
8. Longing for Music [2:00]
9. Melancholia [3:18]
10. The Catholtic Church [5:49]
11. Bruckner to the Vienna Conservatory [1:27]
12. Vanities, Meals, Fasting and Love [6:14]
13. Bruckner to Josefine Lang [2:58]
14. Mexico Plans [2:12]
15. Richard Wagner and His "Tristan" [9:30]
16. Searching for Freedom [4:28]
17. What Remains? [6:23]
18. Alpha and Omega [5:00]
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