Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896).
Bruckner's reputation is based on his symphonies, masses, and motets. The symphonies are often considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism, due to their rich harmonic language, complex polyphony, and considerable length. They have gained detractors (especially in English-speaking countries) owing to their large size, repetition, and the fact that Bruckner, sometimes with the assistance of his colleagues, produced several versions of many of his works, of which the composer often seemed indecisive which he preferred.
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