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Bruckner Symphony No. 9

pre-release date: July 23, 2019
street date: August 23, 2019

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor: II. Scherzo (excerpt)

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
(1896; unfinished)

I. Feierlich - Sehr ruhig
II. Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft - Trio: Schnell
III. Adagio: Sehr langsam, feierlich

Hybrid SACD contains 5.0 and Stereo SACD & CD Stereo

Maestro Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present Bruckner Symphony No. 9, an iconic work in a new and definitive interpretation in superb audiophile sound. This hybrid SACD release was recorded in beautiful Heinz Hall, home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

In this revelatory recording of Bruckner's monumental work, Maestro Honeck invites us to explore the presence of the divine, to experience the beauty of this world, while also facing the darker and more violent abysses. In his deeply personal and scholarly music notes that accompany the recording, Maestro Honeck gives us great insight into the history and the musical structure of Bruckner's final composition, and describes how he conducts and interprets this work. With lyrical and majestic moments, Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 is a masterful journey.

This release is the ninth in the highly acclaimed Pittsburgh Live! Series of multi-channel hybrid SACD releases on the FRESH! imprint from Reference Recordings. This series has received GRAMMY Nominations in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. Its recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 /Barber Adagio for Strings won the 2018 GRAMMY Awards for Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Classical Album. This release and the entire Pittsburgh Live! Series are recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, whose outstanding orchestral, solo, opera and chamber recordings have received more than 100 GRAMMY nominations and awards.

Available now through the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

CDs may be purchased in the Heinz Hall lobby at concerts on July 25, August 2 and August 4 or order online. Digital downloads and CDs will be available through all major online music retailers later in August, and streaming services on August 23, 2019.