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Dvorak: Symphonies 7 & 9 "new World" / Kubelik, Vienna Po


Release Date: 06/13/2000 
Label:  London/Decca Legends Catalog #: 466994   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The last three symphonies of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak are his most popular. The final three have fared especially well on record. There have been fine recordings by such conductors as Bruno Walter, George Szell and Sir Colin Davis. This recording, part of the Decca Legends series, features Rafael Kubelik leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the seventh and ninth symphonies of Dvorak. Kubelik was one of the great interpreters of European 19th-century repertoire, and his Dvorák recordings are among the best.
There's just the right balance of tenderness and muscle in these performances, which have been digitally re-mastered to the highest 21st-century standards. Kubelik gets a wonderfully warm, full-bodied string tone that
Read more blends with wind and brass playing that was simply the best of its time. The idyllic passages that lace this music sing with geniality, while the dramatic moments, like the Scherzo of the Ninth Symphony, are stunning. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/1956 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 36 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1956 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 40 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70: 1. Allegro maestoso
Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70: 2. Poco adagio
Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70: 3. Scherzo (Vivace)
Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70: 4. Finale (Allegro)
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 1. Adagio - Allegro molto
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 2. Largo
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 4. Allegro con fuoco

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