Bruckner's greatest finale
Harnoncourt and the Vienna Phil in a workshop concert of Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 incomplete finale
Repertoire: Symphony No. 9
Artists: Vienna Phil/Harnoncourt
Label: RCA 82876 54332 2
Besides Harnoncourt’s masterly way with the Ninth Symphony’s first three movements – brilliantly balancing grandeur and crystal clarity, and graced with fabulous Viennese playing – this set also includes a ‘workshop concert’ of the draft of the incomplete finale. Harnoncourt introduces this from the podium, and the result is enthralling.