Composed on commission from the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Carnegie Hall, and the Los Angeles
Philharmonic, Philip Glass Ninth Symphony receives its world premiere here on a recording from
Orange Mountain Music. Written for large symphony orchestra with expanded brass and
percussion, Glass three-movement Symphony No.9 received its world premiere in Linz Austria on
New Year s Day 2012. The US premiere took place at Carnegie Hall on 31 January 2012, Glass
75th birthday. The West Coast premiere was held in Los Angeles at Disney Hall with the Los
Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of John Adams.
This recording is conducted by Glass long-time collaborator Dennis Russell Davies,
conductor and music director of the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Landestheater, and the
Sinfonieorchester Basel, who has premiered all but one Glass symphony. The Bruckner Orchester
Linz, continues its long association with the music of Philip Glass having performed and recorded his
Symphonies Nos. 6,7,and 8, as well as staging of his operas The Voyage, Kepler, and Orphee.