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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 In D Minor (Live At KKL, Lucerne, 2013)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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Symphony No. 9 In D Minor  
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1. Feierlich. Misterioso (Live At KKL, Lucerne, 2013)
Anton Bruckner; Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
26:47
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2. Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft – Trio. Schnell (Live At KKL, Lucerne, 2013)
Anton Bruckner; Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
11:04
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3. Adagio. Langsam, feierlich (Live At KKL, Lucerne, 2013)
Anton Bruckner; Lucerne Festival Orchestra; Claudio Abbado
25:10
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    63:01
"Claudio Abbado's great last testament ... conveys some sense of just how special an occasion it was and how those who were lucky enough to be there are unlikely ever to forget it."
- The Guardian

"Abbado establishes tension right at the outset of the first movement, the horns calling across wide vistas ... there is only one word to describe properly the performance of the great Adagio: magnificent. The playing is simply peerless.”
- MusicWeb International

In August of 2013, for the 75th anniversary of the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Claudio Abbado stood for the last time on the podium of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, which he himself had founded, to conduct Bruckner’s unfinished symphonic swan song, his Ninth Symphony. In fact this was Abbado’s final performance anywhere. In January 2014, music lovers worldwide were saddened to learn that Abbado had died. Now, this live recording takes on another layer of significance in that it marks the closing of a circle and serves as a moving tribute to an incomparable conductor who shaped the Lucerne Festival like no other.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM - Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Lucerne KKL, 21–26 August 2013
Executive Producer: Paul Smaczny
Recording Producer & Editing: Georg Obermayer Recording Engineers: Urs Dürr, Toine Mertens

Release Executive Producer: Sid McLauchlan Project Management: Burkhard Bartsch
Project Management: Burkhard Bartsch
Publishers: Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag Vienna, Nowak Edition

Booklet Editor: Manuela Amadei
Cover Photo: © Fred Toulet / Salle Pleyel / Lucerne Festival
Artist Photos: © Priska Ketterer / Lucerne Festival (p. 1); © Peter Fischli / Lucerne Festival (pp. 4, 6);
Art Direction: Merle Kersten Design: Nikolaus Boddin

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