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Frontiers in Art Research, 2019, 1(3); doi: 10.25236/FAR.20190303.

The analytical study of Anton Bruckner Symphony NO.8


Lei Dong, Naixin Lu

Corresponding Author:
Lei Dong

Academy of music, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255000, China


As a representative composer of late romanticism, Bruckner created many classic works in his life. The Eighth Symphony is one of the representative classical works in his later years. In the summer of 1884, Bruckner began to work on The Eighth Symphony, which was completed in the fall of 1887. During the creation of The Eighth Symphony, Bruckner ushered in two major events in his life, namely, The Deum and The Seventh Symphony successfully performed for the first time, and received wide appreciation and spread. All of these helped Bruckner gain a worldwide reputation. In view of the classic of The Eighth Symphony, many composers are studying it carefully. However, there are still many problems troubling researchers in the study, which restrict the development of contemporary music. Based on this, this paper briefly analyzes Bruckner's Symphony NO. 8.


Theme; Polyphony; Harmony; Music form

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Lei Dong, Naixin Lu. The analytical study of Anton Bruckner Symphony NO.8. Frontiers in Art Research (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 3: 14-19. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.20190303.


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