Composer of the Week - Anton Bruckner - Compser of the Week - Anton Bruckner - Part 5

Donald Macleod concludes his look at Bruckner’s Vienna years. Today’s programme includes his astonishing Symphony no.9, which Bruckner laboured – but failed – to finish before his death. Psalm 150, for soprano, chorus and orchestra Ruth Welting (sop) / Chicago Symphony Orchestra and chorus / Daniel Barenboim (cond) DG 437 250-2, track 6 ‘Vexilla regis’, Hymn for 4-part choir Chorus of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Eugen Jochum (cond) DG 457 743-2, track 14 Helgoland, symphonic chorus for male voices and orchestra Male voices of the Berlin Radio Choir / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (cond) WARNER CLASSICS 256461891 2 CD1 T5 Symphony no.9 in D minor (1894) – mvt 1 Feierlich, misterioso Westphalian Philharmonia /Johannes Wildner (Cond) NAXOS 8.555933 34 CD1 T1