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Symphony No. 9 - Gustav Mahler

Information about Symphony No. 9 by Gustav Mahler, and the best recordings available on CD or for download.

The work was written in 1909, and is in the key of D major. It consists of four movements lasting a total of approximately 90 minutes.


Haitink (BR Klassik 900113)


A live recording from 2011, conducted by Bernard Haitink in place of Mariss Jansons who was unwell, it well played by the orchestra but lacks vitality.

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Bernard Haitink, 2011.

BR Klassik 900113

Gilbert (BIS BIS-SACD1710)


Recorded at Alan Gilbert's farewell concert with the RSPO in June 2008, this is a thrilling performance, brilliantly recorded.

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alan Gilbert, 2008.


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Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon 439024)

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Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1982.

Deutsche Grammophon 439024

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Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon 471 624-2)

471 624-2

An outstanding performance from the BPO.

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado, 09/1999.

Deutsche Grammophon 471 624-2

Thomas (San Francisco Symphony 821936 00072)

821936 00072

A mesmerising performance, recorded live in 2004.

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, 2004.

San Francisco Symphony 821936 00072

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