February, 2009 - Hubert Soudant / Symphony No. 9 w/ Original Carragan Finale
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The Download of the Month for February is the first commercial recording and the European premiere of the Symphony No. 9 with the Finale prepared by William Carragan. The performance was given on April 16, 1985 by the Utecht Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hubert Soudant. The recording was released on a two-disc stereo LP issued by the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra and NCRV (Dutch Radio). It has never been reissued on CD. It should be noted that this is the first version as prepared by Carragan. The revised version is available on a Delta CD conducted by Akira Naito. That CD is available in the web store.
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 (Finale completion by William Carragan) Hubert Soudant / Utrecht Symphony Orchestra 16/4/85 at the Musiekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht USO/NCRV LP 6818 498/499