Abbado - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Lucerne Festival Orchestra on 180g 2LP + Download
Claudio Addabo's Final Concert!
In January 2014, music lovers worldwide were saddened to learn that Claudio Abbado had passed away. Deutsche Grammophon is 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 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
This recording of Bruckner's final symphony serves as a fitting tribute to an irreplaceable artist, who was one of the greatest conductors and most inspiring musical figures of our time. With this release, Deutsche Grammophon and Accentus Music wish to pay tribute to the maestro and honor what would have been his 81st birthday in June 2014.
"Claudio Abbado's mesmerising final concert is a precious document...a milestone in Claudio Abbado's discography...a remarkable [performance]...As the massive slow movement's main theme spirals upwards in its last phrases, it seems as if conductor and composer are ascending towards the blue infinite, beyond mortal life. The spiritual intensity of this movement is quite special. Who needs Bruckner's uncompleted finale after this?" - Geoff Brown, The Times London
Anton Bruckner (composer)
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Abbado - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 - Lucerne Festival Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Feierlich. Misterioso
2. Scherzo (Bewegt lebhaft) - Trio (Schnell)
1. Adagio (Langsam, feierlich)