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Dvorak: Symphony No 2 / Serebrier, Bournemouth


Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 645276  
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Symphony here receives a performance of considerable musical insight and structural excellence, causing one to wonder again at the circumstances which first led to the work’s neglect before its post-Second World War rehabilitation.

Such are the qualities of Serebrier’s penetrating reading of this shamefully neglected masterpiece that no rival recording of the last half century comes anywhere near it. This performance is outstanding in every regard. It possesses a profound sense of genuine forward momentum without at any times tending to hurry (as, on occasion, Kertész did) yet containing the inner life of the music always in hand. The phrasing is excellent (especially in the slow movement) and at times is very
Read more moving by the principals in this fine woodwind section; the Bournemouth Symphony here shows it is of world-class and their response to this sterling conductor is admirable.

– Robert Matthew-Walker, International Record Review Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147: no 7 in C major, Sribske by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 
2.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 6 in D major, Soudeská by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
3.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 3 in A flat major, Polka by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
4.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Bohemia 
5.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 4/B 12 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Bohemia 

Sound Samples

8 Slavonic Dances Op. 46: No. 3 in A-Flat Major: Dvorák: 8 Slavonic Dances Op. 46: No. 3 in A-Flat Major
8 Slavonic Dances Op. 72: No. 7 in C Major: Dvorák: 8 Slavonic Dances Op. 72: No. 7 in C Major
8 Slavonic Dances Op. 46: No. 6 in D Major: Dvorák: 8 Slavonic Dances Op. 46: No. 6 in D Major
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro con moto: Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro con moto
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: II. Poco adagio: Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: II. Poco adagio
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: III. Scherzo (Allegro con brio): Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: III. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: IV. Finale (Allegro con fuoco): Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: IV. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)

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