Hartmut Haenchen & Bruckner 9 / Te Deum
The renowned German conductor Hartmut Haenchen has conducted extensive research into Bruckner's symphonies in recent years. He continues his Bruckner cycle with the Belgian National Orchestra with the last symphony; the grandiose Ninth. Bruckner's symphonies are often described as “Cathedrals composed sounds”. His last work in this genre, explicitly dedicated “to the Dear God”, is another mighty edifice whose spires reach high into the heavens. When Bruckner realised he would not be able to finish the final of his Ninth Symphony before his death, he suggested the idea of performing his Te Deum as the fourth movement, a composition written for a large choir, soloists, orchestra, and organ.
Symphony no. 9