Composed on commission from the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Carnegie Hall, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philip Glass’ Ninth Symphony was written for large symphony orchestra: piccolos are doubled, the horn section fortified, and bass, brass, and timpani doubled. Glass’ three-movement 52-minute Symphony No.9 received its world premiere in Linz Austria on New Year’s Day, 2012. The West Coast Premiere of Glass’ Symphony No.9 took place at Disney Hall in April 2012 with the LA Philharmonic with John Adams conducting. The U.S. premiere of the new symphony took place at Carnegie Hall in January of 2012 on the occasion of Philip Glass’ 75th birthday.
Glass began writing symphonies in his early 50s and has described the symphony inRead more a post-Shostakovich/Mahler form as being a “container.” Often Glass’ symphonies use texts, soloists and/or a chorus. However, as with his Eighth Symphony, the Ninth uses the orchestra as the means of expression. It is a work focused only on “the language of music itself," says Glass.
The Bruckner Orchester Linz, continues its long association with the music of Philip Glass having performed and recorded his Symphonies No. 6,7,and 8, as well as staging of his operas The Voyage, Kepler, and Orphée.
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Symphony no 9by Philip Glass
Dennis Russell Davies
Bruckner Orchester Linz
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Thoroughly enjoyableAugust 2, 2012By Leonard T. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)See All My Reviews"I heard this performed on the radio and enjoyed it so much that I wanted a CD to hear it more often. I have had pleasure each time that I've listened."Report Abuse