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Bruckner: Symphony No 9 / Celibidache, Munich Philharmonic

Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 56699   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 1995 9th represents Celi's "final thoughts" on Bruckner's visionary last, incomplete Symphony. So concentrated is his conducting it doesn't seem to last 77 minutes. Although I'll treasure this example of "late Celi" - interesting to compare this with unofficial releases of two earlier Munich renditions and the recent DG release of an even earlier Stuttgart Radio SO reading - it's possible Celi's transcendental outer movements and "heavy" account of the violent scherzo will disorientate some listeners. Celi's is an unprecedented achievement in this work. It's not Celi's slow tempi that should interest us, it's how he arrives at them. Our reward is to appreciate why a Celi performance is as it is, what we Read more learn from it, and how the music is illuminated.

-- Colin Anderson, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/10/1995 
Notes: The Leopold Nowak edition is used for this recording.
This recording also features excerpts from rehearsals of Bruckner's Symphony no 9, recorded September 4-7, 1995. 

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