Bruckner’s 9th

Anton Bruckner’s 9th symphony

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
in this exciting new recording featuring the 2011 revision
of this work.

Recently Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic gave the
American premiere of this new score at Carnegie Hall on February
24, 2012.

The New York Times praised the premiere as follows:

“It was fascinating to hear this monumental symphony performed with [its new] final movement. After a quizzical opening and a strong statement of the main theme there are stretches of fitful counterpoint, brass chorales and ruminative passages that take you by surprise. Overall the music pulses with a hard-wrought insistence that crests with a hallelujah coda.”

Tracks on this recording are:

  • 1. Bruckner: Symphony No.9: I. Feierlich: Misterioso
  • 2. Bruckner: Symphony No.9: II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft
  • 3. Bruckner: Symphony No.9: III. Adagio: Langsam
  • 4. Bruckner: Symphony No.9: IV. Finale: Misterioso, nicht schnell

Sir Simon Rattle was born in Liverpool and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Between 1980 and 1998, Rattle was Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, then Music Director. He is now the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, and-in my view- he has established the BPO as the premier music organization in the world.

Here is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9: An Introduction and discussion:

And here is the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 with Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker

Tags: Anton Bruckner, Simon Rattle, Symphony #9, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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