Symphony No. 9 (Glass)
|Symphony No. 9|
|Publisher||Dunvagen Music Publishers|
|Date||January 1, 2012|
|Location||Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria|
|Conductor||Dennis Russell Davies|
|Performers||Bruckner Orchester Linz|
Symphony No. 9 is Philip Glass' ninth symphony. It was written between 2010 and 2011. It is written in 3 movements. It was commissioned by the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Carnegie Hall, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
It received its world premiere on January 1, 2012 at Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria by the Bruckner Orchester Linz, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. It premiered in the US at Carnegie Hall on January 31, 2012, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting The American Composers Orchestra. It received its West Coast premiere on April 5, 2012, with John Adams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times lauded the work, declaring it "late Glass at his most momentous, a significant symphony by America’s most significant symphonist." Richard S. Ginell of Variety also praised the work, saying, "The 50-minute-plus Ninth is not Glass’s biggest symphony – that would be the 97-minute, choral Fifth – but it is one of his more imposing pieces, three sprawling movements for a very large symphony orchestra." Andrew Clements of The Guardian was slightly more critical, but commended the work, noting, "If the music occasionally hangs fire, its craftsmanship, as ever with Glass, is exemplary."
- Philip Glass : Symphony No. 9
- Symphony No.9
- Taylor, James C. (February 2, 2012). "Philip Glass, 75, has an iTunes hit with his Ninth Symphony". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
- Swed, Mark (April 6, 2012). "Music review: The L.A. Phil plays John Adams and Philip Glass". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
- Ginell, Richard S. (April 7, 2012). "Review: ‘Philip Glass: Symphony No. 9’". Variety. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
- Clements, Andrew (June 14, 2012). "Glass: Symphony No 9 – review". The Guardian. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
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