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 Orphee.
Bruckner Orchester Linz
Dennis Russell Davies