At the time of his death, Bruckner had completed only three movements of his Ninth Symphony, but what he left is gripping. The opening movement ascends from a musical primordial haze to a sonorous climax, while the second-movement Scherzo is relentless in its power. In the Adagio finale, Bruckner explores new harmonic regions, hitherto unheard before resolving all with a serenely hushed ending.
Daniel Barenboim, Music Director and Conductor
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9
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