Symphony No. 9 – Anton Bruckner


Symphony No. 9 is the last symphony composed by Anton Bruckner, an Austrian composer of the late Romantic era. He started working on it in 1893 and continued until his death in 1896, leaving the final movement unfinished. The symphony was first performed in 1903 in a three-movement version edited by Ferdinand Löwe. In 1986, a new edition of the symphony was published by Leopold Nowak, based on Bruckner’s original manuscripts and sketches. This edition restored many of Bruckner’s original intentions and removed some of Löwe’s alterations and cuts. The symphony is considered one of Bruckner’s most complex and profound works, expressing his deep faith and his struggle with mortality.

The different versions published for this album :