Posts Tagged ‘Bruckner’s Symphony #1’

Exploring Music: Bruckner’s “Symphony #1″

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner's "Symphony #1" will be performed at the Oak Park Arms retirement community. The public is invited to a performance of Bruckner’s “Symphony #1” with Oak Park Arms resident Alfred Schoepko at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Anton Bruckner, Sept. 4, 1824 – Oct. 11, 1896, was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses and motets. His work played part in the definition of contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations and roving harmonies.

Unlike many musical radicals, Bruckner was extremely modest, showing humility before other musicians. Among his works, his symphonies in particular drew many critics commenting on their large size, use of repetition, number of revisions (often with assistance from colleagues) and indecision about what version he preferred. However, he was also greatly admired by subsequent composers, and has even been described as “half simpleton, half God.”

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The event is free and open to the public. Call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

Share
Connect with us
Click here to visit to The Oak Park Arms Website and learn about senior care in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn, Elmwood Park. Click here to send an email to the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community. Click here to follow The Oak Park Arms on Twitter and learn about senior care in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn, Elmwood Park. Click here to visit The Oak Park Arms Facebook Page and learn about senior care in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn, and Elmwood Park. Click here to subscribe to the Oak Park Arms blog RSS Feed.
Communities we serve:
Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn, Elmwood Park, Chicago, Riverside, North Riverside, Cicero, Brookfield, Maywood, Melrose Park, Broadview, Lyons, Galewood, and River Grove