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Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 / Norrington, Stuttgart Radio Symphony


Release Date: 08/10/2018 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19511  
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release features the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR performing Antonin Dvorák’s Symphonies No. 7 and 8, led by Roger Norrington. These two mature, symphonic masterpieces, full of wonderful melodies, preceded Dvorák’s famous Ninth Symphony. They are magnificent works that have enjoyed enduring popularity with audiences. The scholarly English conductor, Roger Norrington, is a native of Oxford, England, where he came from a University family with strong musical connections. He was a talented boy soprano, studied the violin from the age of 10, and singing from 17, but his higher education was in English Literature at Cambridge University. After several years’ experience as a violinist, tenor and conductor, he Read more returned to his studies at the Royal College of Music under Sir Adrian Boult. His work on scores, sound, orchestra size, seating, and playing style has had a profound effect on the way nineteenth century music is now perceived and, not surprisingly, he is in great demand by symphony orchestras worldwide. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Bohemia 
2.
Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Bohemia 

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