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Bruckner's Symphony No. 9: An Introduction

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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2012

In the latest installment of our "A Golden Age of Music" series, Carnegie Hall's Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen and Sir Simon Rattle of the Berliner Philharmoniker introduce Bruckner's spiritual and sweeping Ninth Symphony.

Written when he was aware of his approaching death, the symphony's final movement—which Geffen describes "as expansive and heartfelt a piece as he ever wrote"—remained unfinished by the time Bruckner passed away in 1896. Sir Simon Rattle explains how that final movement has been reconstructed from the fragments left by Bruckner and which the Berliner Philharmoniker performs at Carnegie Hall on February 24, 2012.

More information about the Berliner Philharmoniker's February 24 concert is available at http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/...

More information about "A Golden Age of Music" is available at http://www.carnegieghall.org/goldenage

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