Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, Muti
Record Label: CSO Resound
Release Date: June 16, 2017
“[Muti] distills an impressive degree of power, grandeur and lyrical expansion from the score, along with a thoughtful regard for beauty of texture and resilience of contour. The orchestra plays magnificently for its chief, bringing out the mystery of the first and last movements.” — Chicago Tribune
Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a compelling performance of Bruckner’s formidable Ninth Symphony. Left unfinished at the time of the composer’s death in 1896, the immense work unfolds with stirring climaxes, daring chromaticism and harmonic richness. It is perfectly executed by the CSO, long admired for its Bruckner interpretations. The Orchestra also holds the distinction of presenting the American premiere of this symphony in 1904. Muti brings remarkable lyricism to this dramatic work in a performance embodying the exceptional synergy between the distinguished maestro and the CSO.
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Unfinished)
June 2016, Orchestra Hall, Chicago