Just what is going on inside the Bruckner Belvedere rooms?

Just what is going on inside the Bruckner Belvedere rooms?
Bruckner's room at Belvedere - A boom box and a printer??
As most of us know, Anton Bruckner died on October 11, 1896 in his residence at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna. Visitors today can see a plaque on the outside wall of the "caretaker's room." This room was offered to Bruckner by Emperor Franz Joseph during Bruckner's last years in order that he not need to climb stairs in his weakened condition. It was in these rooms that Bruckner struggled on the Finale to his Ninth Symphony, a work that today is widely accepted as one of the greatest symphonic compositions ever written.

Given these facts, one cannot help but wonder what these rooms are used for today. While Bruckner's birth house in Ansfelden has been transformed into a museum honoring the composer, the room where he died in Vienna is completely off limits to the public. On the two occasions that the Bruckner Tour has visited Belvedere, requests for admission have been denied.

In the coming days and weeks, abruckner.com will investigate this issue to determine the feasibilty of having these rooms eventually opened to the public.

Since the actual Belvedere Palace is now the home of an art museum, one would think that the staff would want to maximaze their abilty to attract visitors by making these rooms a place to visit and reflect on the creative struggles that once took place within these walls and to celebrate the man who brought so much incredible music to the world.