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Dvorak: Symphony No 9 / Solti, Chicago So

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 410116   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Sir Georg's ''New World '' Out of Chicago August 20, 2016 By owen  ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "This was one of the earliest CD's that I acquired. Hard to believe it's been in my collection for some 32 years now. The fact that Decca has kept it unchanged in their active catalog for that long probably speaks to its stature as a great recording. I don't need to throw out a lot of superlatives about either the composition or the conductor as they are well known. This performance has Solti's typical hard driving intensity yet he gets down there in the softer parts (a la Colin Davis). This is a reading that ranks among the finest. Decca seems to have gotten things right in the early days of digital. The audio on this disc is big and punchy with the powerful Chicago brass being right out there. To be perhaps overly critical, there is a slight harshness in the climaxes. The somewhat upfront recording does not have the sense of hall as in the Reiner recording. But this is all picky little quibbles; overall an excellent recording. My only reservation is the $18- price of this 32 year old product which lasts a mere 45 minutes. I would recommend either the Reiner or Szell discs over this one (at a $5- to $9- savings) but you decide for your self." Report Abuse
 Excellent Recording April 30, 2016 By M. Bishop (Clackamas, OR) See All My Reviews "Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony, as played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and directed by Georg Solti is excellently presented here. I have in my music library this same symphony as played by the London Symphony Orchestra and directed by Witold Rowicki, and, comparing the two versions, the CSO version is my favorite. I especially enjoy how the CSO renders the “Going Home” theme that appears in the second movement of the symphony. It is played with a quiet reverence and a heart-felt pathos that only the CSO under the direction of Solti could provide. I rate the sound quality of the presentation here as first rate, with the full range of sounds presented. All said, I give this rendition of Dvorak’s Symphony #9 high marks as one of the best presentations of this symphony that I have heard to date." Report Abuse
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