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Composed on commission from the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Carnegie Hall, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philip Glass’ Ninth Symphony receives its world premiere here on a recording from Orange Mountain Music.
Written for large symphony orchestra with expanded brass and percussion, Glass’ three movement Symphony No.9 received its world premiere in Linz Austria on New Year’s Day 2012. The US premiere took place at Carnegie Hall on 31 January 2012, Glass’ 75th birthday.
This recording is conducted by Glass’ long-time collaborator Dennis Russell Davies, conductor and music director of the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Landestheater, and the Sinfonieorchester Basel, who has premiered all but one Glass symphony.
The Bruckner Orchester Linz, continues its long association with the music of Philip Glass having performed and recorded his Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 8, as well as staging of his operas The Voyage, Kepler, and Orphée.
Glass: Symphony No.9
“The piece is full of Glass's usual stylistic elements...The performance is sympathetic and excellent, as you might expect given that Dennis Russell Davies commissioned eight of the ten symphonies and premiered most of them.”
“he has without doubt composed a work of real substance here - in content, design and expressive weight. It is also one of his most unified and complete...Glass's inventory of repetitive patterns and rising and falling shapes accumulate to form a musical narrative that is as 'symphonic' as anything written before...Glass's Ninth Symphony makes a convincing case that there is still room in the orchestral repertoire for those big statements.”
14th June 2012
“If the music occasionally hangs fire, its craftsmanship, as ever with Glass, is exemplary, and this performance under Dennis Russell Davies, who has commissioned eight out of the nine Glass symphonies so far, is authoritative.”