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If you only want one B9 get this one.,
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This review is from: Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (with reconstructed Finale) (Audio CD)
I also have the earlier Carragan completion of this symphony on Chandos (CHAN 7051) which I enjoy, but this completion is substantially different and probably closer to Bruckner's vision. It is also a first class performance. I think it would be a mistake to buy an incomplete performance when you can have the completed symphony, even though it is not pure Bruckner, because it contains wonderful music which is probably not too far from the truth; certainly Bruckner wanted it to be heard as four movements because he suggested using his Te Deum as an alternative to the 4th movement.
I do not understand why orchestras rarely perform the 4th movement - there is no longer any excuse.