Notes and Editorial Reviews
...The Ninth, Dohnanyi now reminds us, is not only an epic work, it is also an intensely dramatic one, a piece full of raw-nerved disquiet and of anguish frankly stated... The Dohnanyi is also lean and incisive, with the Decca engineers providing a recording of great clarity and controlled spaciousness that confirms: Dohnanyi's perception of a score that is in some ways as much a precursor of later Mahler and even something like The Rite of Spring than a consummation of Bruckner's earlier, more Wagnerite style... [W]hat I find compelling about Dohnanyi's reading of the first movement is the sense it conveys of enormous pent-up tensions pervading the music, like a river running high, swirling and eddying along its course and never far from
overwhelming us in some catastrophic inundation. It is, in fact, a performance full of urgency and danger, spontaneously alive to the music's perturbed mood...
-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [6/1989]
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Christoph von Dohnányi
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria
Length: 58 Minutes 0 Secs.
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