Bruckner: Symphony No.9 Four Movement Version

Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)

Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:24:33 | 194 MB
Label: Profil

On July 24th, Gerd Schaller conducted the Philharmonia Festiva in a performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in a "four movement version with Finale supplemented from original sources and completed by Gerd Schaller." The performance took place in the Ebrach Abbey in Ebrach, Germany as part of the Ebracher Musiksommer. As with Schaller's other Bruckner performances at Ebrach, the concert was recorded by Bavarian Radio Studio Franken and will be released on CD this December on the Profil label. Gerd Schaller’s completion and performance gained long applause, the conductor repeatedly called back to take a further bow, and to my ears succeeded wonderfully in its aim of presenting a completed Ninth as a great musical event and a shattering, revelatory spiritual journey. Ken Ward on the original concert.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 3441 GH | Time: 01:03:07

In his final performances with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in August 2013, Claudio Abbado conducted Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor, and this recording is drawn from the best takes from those concerts. Considering that this rendition came near the end of Abbado's life and stands as a worthy testament to his achievements, it's easy to read too much into the interpretation, and to view it as a mystical or transcendent reading because of the circumstances. On the one hand, Abbado's understanding of this symphony was as thorough as any conductor's, and the Lucerne musicians played with seriousness and dedication, offering a version that has impressive power and expressive depth. On the other hand, there are many competitive recordings that either match Abbado's for strength and feeling, or surpass it in purely technical terms of sound quality and reproduction. Certainly the sound is exceptional, according to Deutsche Grammophon's high standards, and this stereo recording is exceptionally clean and noise-free.
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/48kHz]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Digital Booklet | 614 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

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.
The London Symphony Orchestra (Haitink) - Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (2014) {B&W Society of Sound} [24/96]

The London Symphony Orchestra (Haitink) - Bruckner Symphony No. 9 (2014) {B&W Society of Sound} [24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time ~ 68 minutes | 1,39 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: bowers-wilkins.com | front & back cover

Bruckner followed suit in 1896, leaving his ninth ‘unfinished’. Having written three monumental movements over the preceding nine years, he never completed the big finale he had envisaged. Although attempts have been made since to reconstruct the last movement for performance, it’s arguable whether this adds anything. The three-movement work is eerily satisfying as it stands and is the version favoured by Bernard Haitink here.

Bruckner: Symphony No 9 - Rattle, Berlin Philharmoniker (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 16, 2012
Bruckner: Symphony No 9 - Rattle, Berlin Philharmoniker (2012)

Bruckner: Symphony No 9 - Rattle, Berlin Philharmoniker (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 401 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Emi Classics | Catalog Number: 52969

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 including the world premiere of the latest scholarly revision of the fourth movement that the composer left unfinished at his death.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: CSO-Resound | # CSOR901 1701 | 01:02:20

For this 2017 CSO-Resound release, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra present Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor in a monumental performance that impresses with its marmoreal weight, poignant lyricism, and brutal volatility. Not widely known for his few Bruckner recordings, Muti nonetheless delivers this symphony with the passion and sensitivity of an experienced Brucknerian, and possibly because he hasn't recorded it before, this live rendition of the Ninth seems like an attempt to make up for lost time. Muti's intensity and the orchestra's ferocious power combine to make a memorable reading that may remind listeners of performances by such greats as Günter Wand, Eugen Jochum, and particularly Carlo Maria Giulini, whose recordings of the Ninth are recognized benchmarks. While Muti only performs the three completed movements, and eschews any attempted reconstructions of the surviving Finale sketches, the performance has a genuine feeling of wholeness, and the Adagio particularly has the grandeur and pathos that make it feel like a convincing ending, albeit one that the composer did not intend.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017) [24/96]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:19 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The latest CSO Resound release features Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a compelling performance of Bruckner's formidable Ninth Symphony. Left unfinished at the time of the composer's death in 1896, the immense work unfolds with stirring climaxes, daring chromaticism and harmonic richness. It is perfectly executed by the CSO, long-admired for its Bruckner interpretations.
Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017)

Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:02:20 | 171 MB
Label: CSO Resound

The latest release by CSO Resound features Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a compelling performance of Bruckner’s formidable Ninth Symphony. Left unfinished at the time of the composer’s death in 1896, it is an immense work that continuously unfolds with its stirring climaxes, daring chromaticism and harmonic richness. It is here perfectly executed by the CSO, long-since admired for its interpretations of Bruckner, and holding the distinction of having given the American premiere of the Ninth Symphony in 1904. Muti brings remarkable lyricism to this dramatic work in a performance embodying the exceptional synergy between the distinguished maestro and the CSO.
Altomonte Orchester St. Florian, Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Altomonte Orchester St. Florian, Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:00 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This incredible recording of Anton Bruckner’s Symphonie IX also includes a bonus disc with the Version for Two Pianos. Featuring the Altomonte Orchester St. Florian under the direction of Remy Ballot, this album is a live recording of the original version. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony is, in the composer’s own words, “The loveliest thing that I [Bruckner] ever composed.” The work is dedicated to the “dear Lord” and is the composer’s personal confrontation with his journey into the afterlife. The transcription for two pianos was arranged by Klaus Laczika and Matthias Giesen using a transcription by Dr. Karl Grunsky (1911) and more closely aligning it to Bruckner’s original scoring in the way of dynamics and instrumentation.

Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2016)  Music

Posted by murena at June 9, 2017
Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2016)

Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps | 65:57 min | Covers included | 179 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola

Remy Ballot and the Altomonte Orchestra form a liaison with the extraordinary acoustics of the basilica virtually the Holy Spirit in this musical Trinity and transform the woe and sorrow of the bereaved as well as the ambiguity about what remains after one's death into heavenly spheres.