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Bruckner: Symphony No 9 / Abbado, Lucerne Festival

Release Date: 07/22/2014 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002119802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In January 2014, music lovers worldwide were saddened to learn that Claudio Abbado had passed away.

Deutsche Grammophon feels immensely blessed and proud to be releasing together with Accentus Music Bruckner’s Symphony no. 9 in D minor, which was recorded as part of Abbado’s final concert.

“Mr. Abbado led an otherworldly account of Bruckner's 9th Symphony. Never have I heard as magisterial and moving performance of the work as that given by the 80-year-old maestro and his fabulous Lucerne Festival Orchestra. (Wall Street Journal)

A fitting tribute to an irreplaceable artist, who was one of the greatest conductors and most inspiring musical figures of our time. With this record, Deutsche Grammophon
Read more and Accentus Music wish to pay tribute to the maestro and honor what would have been his 81st birthday at the end of June.
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 8/2013 
Venue:  Live  KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland 
Length: 63 Minutes 7 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A wonderful Bruckner 9th January 8, 2016 By Gail M. (Goleta, CA) See All My Reviews "This recording has a lot going for it. Claudio Abbado's conducting emphasizes clarity while maintaining the mystery which is the core of this symphony. The Lucerne Festival players produce an unusually vivid sound all the way through this work, and the recording captures it beautifully. The mystery projected in this performance is obvious from the opening notes, and at the big climax near the close of Movement 3 we hear all the music the orchestra is playing, not only the brass, adding to the impact of that complex passage. This disk is a significant contribution to the total of excellent recordings of this symphony." Report Abuse
 The last performance and the greatest March 14, 2015 By Michel Coron (Pointe-claire, Quebec) See All My Reviews "There is something you will never find in other interpretation like recent Haithink. Doething like a farewell from Abado. Reminding the joys of life (Movevement 1), the strugles for lihe (Movement 2), the abandonment and acceptance of dead . Anybody can understand Bruckner's 9th without feeling of a future . A great , very great symphony giving to us as a bouquet of flowers." Report Abuse
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