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Volume Twenty-Five, Number One will be published in March 2021. Should you wish to contribute an article, short essay, letter or comment to the Journal, on any Bruckner-related subject, please contact us.

BRUCKNER UNDER THE TARNHELM:

A discussion of the extent to which Bruckner was under Wagner's spell


Ken Ward


Music Examples - Audio Files:

Music example 1 – Adagio, Bruckner 8 – 'Siegfried'



Music example 2 – Symphony No. 3 (1873), opening.



Music example 3 - Symphony 3, piano excerpt 1st movement climax.



Music example 4 – Adagio, Symphony No. 7, dirge on Wagner tubas – repeated 3 times



Music example 5 – Symphony 3, main theme tutti.



Music example 6 – Symphony No 3 (1873), Adagio climax.



Music example 7LohengrinGesegnet soll sie schreiten, intro.



Music example 8Tannhäuser – Overture, brief excerpt.



Music example 9Liebestod – opening phrases.



Music example 10 – Symphony 3, the 'quotation' passage.



Music example 11 – Brünnhilde's Sleep motif followed by Bruckner's 'quotation'.



Music example 12Tristan prelude, 'Longing' – Bruckner 7 Adagio – horn solo



Music example 13 – Symphony 6, Finale – 2nd theme group



Music example 14Das Rheingold 'Walhall' – Bruckner Symphony 8 Adagio tuba chorale



Music example 15 - Lohengrin Act 1 – Fanfare – “Nun höret mich und achet wohl”



Music example 16 - Bruckner 6 - 1st movement - Fanfare



Music example 17Siegfried – Prelude Act 2 – 'Curse' motif



Music example 18 – Bruckner Symphony 9 – 1st movement, part 2, horn theme



Music example 19 – Symphony 8 (1887), first movement development excerpt



Music example 20 – Symphony 7, 1st movement coda