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Self-doubt and lack of confidence troubled the talented young musician, who reluctantly auditioned for, and was appointed to, the post of organist at Linz Cathedral. His composition skills were reinforced by prolonged private study of harmony and strict counterpoint, although he still felt ill-prepared to write symphonic works. In 1868 he became professor of harmony, counterpoint and organ at the Vienna Conservatory, and slowly developed his reputation as an outstanding symphonist. Although wounded by adverse criticism, the devoutly religious, deeply insecure Bruckner addressed issues of human existence and the mystery of creation within his nine monumental symphonies. He died in Vienna on 11 October 1896.
from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2014