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Dvorak: Orchestral Pieces / Dorati, Detroit So


Release Date: 05/07/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414370   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The playing time is short (about 49 minutes), and the sonics have some of that early digital glare, but the performances are marvelous. It's great to see the delicious Czech Suite get top billing; it's a substantial work, and its gorgeous fourth-movement Romance must be counted among Dvorák's most poetic and beautiful inspirations (and that's saying a lot). Similarly, the three dance pieces are delightful and are played with all the necessary gusto and rhythmic zest. Finally the Nocturne for strings--which began life as the slow movement of the early Fourth Quartet, then found a temporary home in the Double Bass Quintet before achieving its final, independent form--will surprise those who know and love the "folksy" Read more Dvorák. It sounds quite a bit like Rachmaninov, or even the Siegfried Idyll, but is actually earlier than either. This is one of those discs, available "on demand" from Arkivmusic.com, that will very conveniently fill a gap in many Dvorák collections. It's nice to have it available again.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39/B 93 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Bohemia 
2.
Nocturne for String Orchestra in B major, Op. 40/B 47 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1875/83; Bohemia 
3.
Polka in B flat major, Op. 53a/B 114 "For Prague Students" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
4.
Polonaise in E flat major, B 100 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Bohemia 
5.
Prague Waltzes, B 99 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Bohemia 

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