Otto Kitzler & Son: Trauermusik (In Memory of Anton Bruckner) for large orchestra
Kitzler led the Linz theatre orchestra and was responsible for introducing Bruckner to the music of Richard Wagner as well as other 19th-century composers. The sketches and compositions that Bruckner prepared for Kitzler are found in the Kitzler-Studienbuch which has now been issued in a facsimile edition.
The Trauermusik for large orchestra was written by Otto Kitzler and his son as a tribute to Bruckner.
The performance presented here was given by Hartmut Haenchen and the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz at St. Florian in October of 2021.