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Dvorák: The Early Symphonies Vol 1 / Rowicki, London So


Release Date: 02/20/1996 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 446527   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Witold Rowicki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Dvorák’s first six symphonies are a rich compendium. Overblown Romanticism in the first two and lyrical clarity in the increasingly popular Fifth and Sixth frame the magnificently confident Third Symphony, a work crying out for a place in the concert hall. When Rowicki’s recordings first appeared they were criticised for focusing on detail at the expense of the architecture. To my mind he makes better sense than anyone of the vast First Symphony and his renditions of the rest are mostly recommendable. The remastered sound is very good."

-- Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine
"Dvorák’s first six symphonies are a rich compendium. Overblown Romanticism in the first two and lyrical clarity in the increasingly popular Fifth and Sixth frame the magnificently confident Third Symphony, a work crying out for a place in the concert hall. When Rowicki’s recordings first appeared they were criticised for focusing on detail at the expense of the architecture. To my mind he makes better sense than anyone of the vast First Symphony and his renditions of the rest are mostly recommendable. The remastered sound is very good."

-- Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, B 9 "The Bells of Zlonice" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Witold Rowicki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Bohemia 
2.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 4/B 12 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Witold Rowicki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Bohemia 
3.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Witold Rowicki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Bohemia 

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