Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

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Label: CAPRICCIO
Catalog: C8096
Format: COMPACT DISC

Poschner, Markus; Linz Bruckner Orchestra

This final release of Capriccio's Bruckner Symphonies - The Complete Versions Edition includes his very first and last Symphony. In March 1861, Anton Bruckner completed his counterpoint studies with the renowned teacher Simon Sechter, who had also taught Schubert. His graduation signaled the end of an extended compositional hiatus. Bruckner’s F-Minor Symphony was conceived in the classical and early romantic tradition of Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. Bruckner’s Ninth: his best (as some say) symphony, certainly his most daring and, thanks to the missing finale, his most mysterious. It is where Bruckner meets Mahler and, while working on it, his maker. He wanted to write a finale, of course, but too much remains missing. What is left is a heavenly Adagio, which quietly fades away with references in the brass to the two preceding symphonies. Thus ends Bruckner’s uncompleted life’s work.

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