Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op 46 & 72 / A. Leaper, Grand Canary


Release Date: 04/11/2006 
Label:  Arte Nova   Catalog #: 563500   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

You might think that these performances can't possibly compete with the more illustrious versions by various Czech conductors and orchestras, but you would be wrong. Adrian Leaper's interpretation is warm and relaxed, without quite the rhythmic spring that you find in the best competing versions, but his generous use of rubato and overall lyricism has its own charm. A case in point: the second dance of Op. 46. Here, Leaper's freedom of tempo really does give the music a greater degree of character than usual, and if the result sounds perhaps a bit more like Brahms' Hungarian Dances than Dvorák, it's still arguably a perfectly valid approach. The orchestra plays well, with more than respectable contributions from the all-important Read more woodwind section, and the sonics are quite good, aside from a slightly over-prominent triangle. As an alternative to the more rambunctious reference version listed above, this inexpensive disc turns out to be an enjoyable and unexpected surprise.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
2.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In