Thielemann’s Landmark Vienna Bruckner Cycle Reaches the Ninth.
Following numerous accolades, Christian Thielemann’s landmark Bruckner symphony cycle with the Vienna Philharmonic - the orchestra’s first under a single conductor - continues with the composer’s final, unfinished symphony captured live at the Salzburg Festival in the summer of 2022.
Thielemann opts not to conduct one of the so-called ‘completions’ of the Ninth, but to stop at the Adagio Bruckner managed to complete, in the edition by Nowak. ‘There is a mystery here and we should leave it as it is,’ says the conductor of the score; ‘this also enhances the appeal of the Ninth.’
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