Mahler, we feel again, realizes all the craving that Bruckner breeds for a kernel of feeling in the shell of counterpoint.
Bruckner was a man deeply imbued with a sense of his own worth.
The Bruckner is a cylinder, turning on the horizontal axis and carried by four rollers.
Bruckner looked carefully around the circle at each of his listeners.
The question of Bruckner's place can hardly be said to be settled, although he has left nine symphonies.
"I certainly do not," Bruckner answered, frowning in annoyance.
He studied the pianoforte with Epstein, composition and counterpoint with Bruckner.
"That was a rotten piece of business last night," Bruckner said.
But Sweets made a small bet with himself that Bruckner would stay close to the protection of his men.
And Mahler without Bruckner would hardly have been possible.