Bruckner's Last Symphony Analysis

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What did you like about this script?

The extensive coverage and details of Anton Bruckner in this script were fantastic, and I liked how supportive Gollerich and Bruckner's other students seemed to be of him. Bruckner's character seemed to have the same supportive and positive community of friends that were with him along the way.

It was also interesting to see how Bruckner took these relationships and elements of his life linked to his compositions. Bruckner seemed to have created a string of inspiration that sparked in Gollerich for music and for teaching that he then passes on later in life.
The same came be said for Gollerich and Auer's relationship. We do not get to see much of how the two grow so close over the years, but it is
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There are a number of reasons the symphony could be incomplete, but this plot twist makes the mystery unique, and it was an imaginative, yet gut-wrenching way to forever link Auer and Bruckner's stories together.

What do you think needs work?

The main aspect that needs more work in this script is the characterization and the reasons behind the leads motivation. This is a story about Bruckner’s life long pursuit of creating music and sharing it with the world. However, the audience never gets to learn why or just how deep his passion for this dream lies. Gollerich and Auer both comment on how Bruckner thought and felt about music, but we do not hear it from him.

The closest we seem to get to Bruckner explaining it in his own words is in his first teaching scene, around page 26, just before he kneels down to pray. Is his character driven by religion, self-preservation, or pride to make music? Auer’s character comments on how Bruckner would be ashamed that the Nazi’s appreciation of his music, but I could not find any proof of