Symphony No. 9 in D Major – Introduction

Listening Guide


The Work

Date(s) of composition: 1909-10; published by Universal Editions, Vienna (1912)
Place(s) of composition: Toblach and New York
Premiere: Vienna, 26 June 1912, Bruno Walter conducting

Orchestration: piccolo, 4 flutes, 4 oboes (4th doubling with English horn), 3 clarinets, clarinet in E-flat, bass clarinet, 4 bassoons (4th doubling with contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, timpani (2 players), bass drum, small drum, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, glockenspiel, 3 deep bells, harp and strings.

(1) Andante comodo
(2) Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb
(3) Rondo-Burleske / Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig
(4) Adagio

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
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