Glass’ Ninth

Philip Glass: Symphony No. 9 for large symphony orchestra with expanded brass and percussion

Performed by the Bruckner Orchester Linz, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

Written for large symphony orchestra with expanded brass and percussion, Glass’ three – movement Symphony No.9 received its world premiere in Linz Austria on New Year’s Day 2012. The US premiere took place at Carnegie Hall on 31 January 2012, which was also Philip Glass’ 75th birthday.

Composed on commission from the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz, as well as from Carnegie Hall, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philip Glass’ Ninth Symphony receives its world premiere here on this recording from Orange Mountain Music.

The recording is conducted by Glass’ long-time collaborator Dennis Russell Davies, conductor and music director of the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Landestheater, and the Sinfonieorchester Basel, who has premiered all but one Glass symphony.

The Bruckner Orchester Linz, continues its long association with the music of Philip Glass having performed and recorded his Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 8, as well as staging of his operas The Voyage, Kepler, and Orphée.

Here is Dennis Russell Davies in rehearsal of Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 9


And now here is the Symphony No. 9: Movement I by Philip Glass


Tags: Philip glass, Symphony #9, Linz Orchestra, Dennis Russel Davies

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