Symphony No. 9 with Schaller Finale: Gerd Schaller / Philharmonie Festiva / Profil CD set


Symphony No. 9 with Schaller Finale: Gerd Schaller / Philharmonie Festiva / Profil CD set
Symphony No. 9 with Schaller Finale: Gerd Schaller / Philharmonie Festiva / Profil CD set
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Conductor, Gerd Schaller has completed his Bruckner Symphony cycle (00-9) and has even given us a recording of the Symphony No. 9 with the Finale as completed by William Carragan. But now the maestro has offered us another look at the Bruckner Ninth Finale in a completion that he has prepared himself. As was often customary with Bruckner, Schaller's Finale reflects back not only on earlier sections of the symphony, but to other works as well. Schaller's skill as a conductor are evident throughout in that he knows how to shape the exact sound that he wants from his orchestra. The Finale flows beautifully and one is left with a sense of resolution. A beautiful conception throughout!

We will never know what Bruckner's finale intentions for the Ninth Symphony would be, but we are beholden to Gerd Schaller and other completers for providing a framework upon which we can hang the existing sketches in a performing version that allows us to witness the creative process and struggles that Bruckner confronted at the end of his life.

Recorded at the Abeteikirche in Ebrach, Germany in July of 2016.