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Dvorak: Symphony No 9, Czech Suite / Kondrashin, Dorati


Release Date: 09/02/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 448245   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Kiril KondrashinAntal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraDetroit Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The extra vividness and realism brought about on the Compact Disc by having no background sound, not to mention the extra cleanness of sudden dynamic changes so striking in the New World Symphony, has had me going back on all the reservations I made when I reviewed the original LP. I then felt it too understated a performance, but Kondrashin's easy warmth seems most attractive when set against such spectacular yet such warm and rounded sound. As a demonstration disc this has been impressing my visitors as much as any. Not ally is the Scherzo superb in the impact of timpani and percussion, the gentle openings of first and third movement have the ears pricking, when there is no background.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone
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reviewing Symphony no 9, previously reissued as Decca 400047
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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:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
2. 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 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 
3. Prague Waltzes, B 99 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1980 

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