Composer: Anton Bruckner
Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: DSF (tracks)
Bit Depth: 256 (11,20 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Reference Recordings FR733
Size: 9.97 GB
Scan: yes (PDF)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck /
Bruckner. Symphony No. 9 in D minor (2019)
Anton Bruckner (1824-96)
01. Symphony No. 9 in D minor – 1896 unfinished, ed. Nowak – Feierlich – Sehr ruhig
02. Symphony No. 9 in D minor – 1896 unfinished, ed. Nowak – Scherzo – Bewegt, lebhaft. Trio – Schnell
03. Symphony No. 9 in D minor – 1896 unfinished, ed. Nowak – Adagio – Sehr langsam, feierlich
Recorded Live: February 23-25, 2018, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
This recording was made and post-produced in DSD 256 on a Pyramix workstation to give you, the listener, the highest sound quality possible.
Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continue to amaze! Reference Recordings proudly presents this iconic work in a new and definitive interpretation from Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in superb audiophile sound. This hybrid release was recorded live in the beautiful and historic Heinz Hall, home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. As an important added feature, in his deeply personal and scholarly music notes, Maestro Honeck gives us great insight into the history and the musical structure of Bruckner’s final composition, and describes how he conducts and interprets this masterwork. This release and the entire Pittsburgh Live! series are recorded and mastered by the team at Soundmirror, Inc.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is an American orchestra based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The orchestra’s home is Heinz Hall, located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
Josef Anton Bruckner, 4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist best known for his symphonies, masses, Te Deum and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner’s compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.
Manfred Honeck (born 17 September 1958, in Nenzing) is an Austrian conductor and the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008/2009 season. In 2018, he was named Artist of the Year by the International Classical Music Awards. On January 28, 2018, Honeck and the PSO were awarded the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Barber’s Adagio for Strings. The recording won a second Grammy for Best Engineered Album (Mark Donahue, engineer).