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Dvorak: Symphony No 9, Scherzo Capriccioso / Kubelik, Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 02/02/2010 
Label:  Dg Musikfest Catalog #: 415915   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Surely it is not possible to remain unmoved by Kubelik's New World. The relationship with its folk-song and dance (whatever the derivations) sounds instinctive, and the ability to transform them into gorgeous cantabiles or driving symphonic allegros without losing sight of their roots, is given to few. And very few are gifted with his wholly natural flexibility; varying the pulse, often within a single bar, to float and lift phrases; shaping transitions to a different tempo without obvious manoeuvring—I could go on (and on). I am not intimately acquainted with all of the 60 plus versions currently available, but his Berlin account would be among my top three... [B]lazing power and saturated warmth (the DG recording could have been made Read more yesterday, no exaggeration).

-- Gramophone [7/1992, reviewing DG 427202]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
2. Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66/B 131 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Bohemia 

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