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Henze: Symphony No 9 / Janowski, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Berlin Radio Symphony

Release Date: 11/10/2009 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 6722   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hans Werner Henze
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony OrchestraBerlin Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 by Hans Werner Henze
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995-1997 

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 Henze and the Tradition of the Ninth July 8, 2013 By Daniel B. (Lilydale, MN) See All My Reviews "Famously - or infamously - a Ninth Symphony becomes a composer's symphonic swan-song. Witness Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Schnittke. For these composers their Ninth was truly a summing up 0f their symphonic thinking, and in an often mysterious way the beginning of something new and strange in their composing. Ironically, their Ninths both fulfill their musical careers and create an opening for a completely different type of symphony. Alas, it was not to be because of "this fell Sergeant, Death"....Hans Werner Henze completed his Ninth in 1997 after two years of intense writing. It is a great work by any measure, a choral symphony through whose text reflects Henze's long-held anti-fascist views. At the end of a century scarred by world warfare and immense suffering, Henze's music pays eloquent witness to human loss - and the responsibility of those who survive and those who come after. This is music of catharsis. It is also music of new beginnings. And Henze has not succumbed to the "Curse of the Ninth". He continues to compose. Long may he prosper!" Report Abuse
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