A Link to Bruckner's girlfriend, Josephine Lang
To the right is a photo of Karolina Grubbauer (aged 90 when this picture was taken in 1961). She was the daughter of Josef Weilnboeck (son of Neufelden District Commissioner Karl Weilnboeck, a close friend of Bruckner. Weilnboeck was also the choir master of the Linz Liedertafel, "Frohsinn" from 1863 to 1865. His wife was Josephine Lang who was the subject of a proposal from Anton Bruckner in 1866. (It is quite possibly Josephine who is depicted on the painting behind her daughter.)
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In 1958, there were performances and an unveiling ceremony in Neufelden honoring Bruckner where a film was made. It is clear from the video that Ms. Grubbauer was a special invited guest.
To watch the video, please click here. NOTE: You may have to close a window on this page to see the video.
My thanks to Gilles Houle for this information.