|Hans Guido Freiherr von Bulow|
Hans von bulow, distinguished as a pianist and as a conductor, became a piano pupil of Liszt, whose daughter Cosima he married, and was encouraged as a conductor by Wagner, who married Cosima after her divorce from her first husband. Bon Bulow's compositions for piano are technically demanding, as befits one of Liszt's most distinguished pupils. As a piano instructor, he cultivated many men of talent and edited Beethoven's piano compositions and Chopin's etude and as a composer he wrote drama own diffidence and his scores posing editorial problems because of his readiness to revise what he written. he was nine years the senior of Brahms, who outlived him by six months. Bruckner continued Austo-German symphonic traditions on a massive scale, his techniques of composition influenced to some extent by his skill as an organist and consequently in formal improvisation. Bruckner completed nine numbered symphonies, ten, including the so-called Symphony No. O, Die Nullte. Teh best known is probably Symphony No. 8, first performed in Leiqzig in 1884, a work that includes in its scoring four Wgner tubas, instruments the were a newly developed cross between French horn and tuba.Symphony No. 4, however, form an important element in late 19th century symphonic repertoire. Bruckner wrote a number of works for church use, both lrge and small scale. Among the gormer are the Te Deum, completed in 1884 and various settings of the Mass, including the well known Mass No. 2 in E minor.