Bruckner: Symphony No 9 [download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0746
    UPC 822231174622

    James Mallinson producer
    Andrew Hallifax & Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd
    recording engineers

    Neil Hutchinson & Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd
    Editing, Mixing & Mastering

    DSD recording, live at the Barbican, 17 & 21 February 2013

    Stereo and multi-channel (5.0)
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

  • Audiophile Audition’s Best of the Year Discs 2014

    Audiophile Audition’s Multi-Channel Disc of the Month
    'A ‘reference’ recording and performance of Bruckner’s unfinished 9th.'

    The Sunday Times’ Album of the Week
    ‘Haitink, as ever, maintains a magisterial grasp on the architectural span of Bruckner’s final ‘cathedral in sound.’ In his 85th year, he is the doyen of the world’s great Brucknerians. His latest interpretation of the Ninth is not to be missed.’

    Gramophone Magazine’s Editor's Choice
    ‘A deeply considered, powerful presentation of Bruckner’s final thoughts.'

    Performance: ***** Recording: ***** ‘This performance from last year with the London Symphony Orchestra on stupendous form seems to mark a pitch of understanding and communication which it wouldn’t be possible to surpass.’
    BBC Music Magazine

    ***** ‘The manner in which [Haitink] controls the immense Misterioso is exemplary.’ Diapason

    **** ‘The LSO plays with a transparency and poise that cuts through even the most climactic, brass-laden fortissimos.’
    The Observer

    **** ‘Haitink is a master of the design and the invention, and he and the LSO have a close rapport. Excellent recording, too.’
    Classical Ear

    ‘Haitink is able to draw grandeur from this music, and without compromising the energy and feeling of momentum.'
    Classical-CD-Reviews.com

    'The more I listen to this wonderful, spaciously recorded performance, the more I am getting from it.'
    Classical Source

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Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra


Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognised as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor.

Bruckner’s symphonies are often described as ‘Gothic cathedrals in sound,’ an apt description considering the composer’s devout faith and early vocation as an organist. He died before he could finish his Symphony No 9 but within its three movements can be found some of his most complete music, imbued with a sense of deep solace and resolution.


Composer   Bruckner
Conductor   Bernard Haitink
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Symphony No 9 in D Minor: I. Feierlich, misterioso
2. Symphony No 9 in D Minor: II. Scherzo bewegt, lebhaft - Trio: Schnell - Scherzo
3. Symphony No 9 in D Minor: III. Adagio langsam, feierlich

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