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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (four movement version) / Simon Rattle, Berlin PO

Album Summary

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Conductor Ensemble Composer
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (02/07/2012-02/09/2012).


Brucknerian must-have
You could buy this just for an exemplary performance of the "traditional" three movements, but it is nice to have an approximation of the finale as a bonus...and one can't imagine Bruckner ending a symphony with a slow movement! Bruckner left quite a lot of pages of the last movement...more complete, says Rattle, than Mozart left his Requiem. (so if you accept the Sussmeyer completion of that masterpiece...) The coda is "guesswork" ... new completion quite different from Carrigan's and arguably better...certainly quite majestic. (There used to be available a somewhat mediocre performance with the Carrigan completion.) Unfortunately, I don't think I could now attend a concert performance of just the first 3 movements...
Submitted on 10/30/14 by Michael Kush 
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>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (02/07/2012-02/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 58 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1887-1896
  • Studio/Live: Live