Update: This broadcast, recorded on Aug. 23, 2013, features Claudio Abbado's final concert program. Abbado died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the age of 80.
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra, an ensemble that assembles for three weeks every summer at the Lucerne Festival, is featured in this program from the 2013 festival. Conductor Claudio Abbado leads the orchestra in two pieces that were never completed in their day.
Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, which was left incomplete after the second movement, is followed by Bruckner’s Ninth, his unfinished swan song, Jeff Spurgeon hosts the broadcast.
Program Details (recorded Aug. 23):
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony No. 7 in B minor, D. 759 Unfinished
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109