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After 120 years, finally Bruckner's Ninth (almost) complete and in a magnificent interpretation,
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This review is from: Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Audio CD)
After almost 120 years, and thanks to the patient work of 4 musicologist who dedicated 30 years to rediscover in the archives and private collections the music Bruckner wrote in his late year of life, we are able to hear his last masterpiece in a quite complete form.
It is very clear when listening at this CD that sir Simon Rattle did a great job with the music of the Finale, which is frequently surprising and harsh, unexpected and difficult to understand at the first time, but more and more convincing when you hear it more times. He offers a magnificent interpretation of the symphony as a whole, as a four-movements work as Bruckner conceived it. The Finale for the first time shows a convincing Coda with makes a lot of sense and Rattle does his best to transmit all the feelings Bruckner put into his last music. Thanks, Mr. Samale, Mr. Mazucca, Mr.Cohrs, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Cohrs for your magnificent job, and Sir Simon and EMI to allow us to be part of this fantastic event.