Antonin Dvořák - The Slavonic Soul

Release Date: 6/25/2021
Catalog Number: 677189
Number of Discs: 27

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lilting melodies and exhilarating dance rhythms; gentle pathos, brooding drama and robust high spirits; the spirit of rural Bohemia and the sophistication of Prague, Vienna, New York and London in the late 19th century: Antonin Dvořák’s music is unfailingly distinctive and captivating. In all his works – from the epic ‘New World’ Symphony and Cello Concerto to the irresistible Slavonic Dances, haunting ‘American’ String Quartet, quirky violin Humoresque and yearning Song to the Moon – he is a composer whose heart is open and generous, and whose love for his homeland always shines through. This box provides an illuminating and enriching survey of his works, including his complete symphonies. A number of the celebrated performers have Slavonic roots themselves; all their interpretations draw on a deep affinity with Dvořák’s inspiration and humanity.

 

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The Bottom Line: Well knock me over with a pin! Someone over at Warner Music knows how to put together a first class Dvořák collection. You get all the symphonies and major orchestral works (including Neumann’s Telefunken recordings with the Czech Philharmonic), the concertos, an imposing selection of chamber works, songs and other vocal pieces, the Requiem, and even a few opera arias. Best of all, the selection of performances is almost uniformly beyond criticism. If you’re looking for an excellent basic Dvořák set in a box, here it is.

 

– ClassicsToday.com (David Hurwitz)

Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in C minor, B 9 "The Bells of Zlonice" by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Bohemia
2. Hussite Overture, Op. 67/B 132 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Bohemia
3. Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 4/B 12 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Bohemia
4. My Home Overture, Op. 62/B 125a by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; Bohemia
5. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Bohemia
6. Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39/B 93 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879 ; Bohemia
7. Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 13/B 41 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Bohemia
8. Symphony no 5 in F major, Op. 76/B 54 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Bohemia
9. Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Bohemia
10. Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66/B 131 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Bohemia
11. Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885 ; Bohemia
12. Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Bohemia
13. Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
14. Suite for Orchestra in A major, Op. 98b/B 190 "American" by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; USA
15. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; USA
16. Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Bohemia
17. From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68/B 133: no 5, Silent Woods by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
18. Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879-1880 ; Bohemia
19. Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11/B 39 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1877 ; Bohemia
20. Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Bohemia
21. Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Bohemia
22. Water Goblin, Op. 107/B 195 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Bohemia
23. Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Bohemia
24. Wild Dove, Op. 110/B 198 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
25. Nature, Life and Love by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Libor Pešek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
26. Slavonic Rhapsodies (3), Op. 45/B 86 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
27. Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Bohemia
28. Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
29. Nocturne for String Orchestra in B major, Op. 40/B 47 by Antonín Dvořák
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1875/83 ; Bohemia
30. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83 by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
31. Symphonic Variations for Orchestra, Op. 78/B 70 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Bohemia
32. (10) Legends, B122 (Op. 59) by Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1881 ;
33. Quartet for Strings no 9 in D minor, Op. 34/B 75 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Britten Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Bohemia
34. Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Britten Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
35. Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 51/B 92 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alban Berg Quartett
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1879 ; Bohemia
36. Quartet for Strings no 14 in A flat major, Op. 105/B 193 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alban Berg Quartett
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Bohemia
37. Quartet for Strings no 13 in G major, Op. 106/B 192 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Artemis Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Bohemia
38. Cypresses for String Quartet, B 152 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Helsinki Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
39. Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, Op. 87/B 162 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Polina Leschenko (Piano), Ilya Gringolts (Violin), Nathan Braude (Viola), Torleif Thedéen (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Bohemia
40. Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
41. Sextet for Strings in A major, Op. 48/ B 80 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wiener Streichsextett
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
42. Quintet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 97/B 180 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wiener Streichsextett
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; USA
43. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 21/B 51 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Trio Fontenay
Period: Romantic
44. Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in F minor, Op. 65/B 130 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Trio Fontenay
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Bohemia
45. Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky" by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Trio Fontenay
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890-1891 ; Bohemia
46. Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in G minor, Op. 26/B 56 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Trio Fontenay
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Bohemia
47. Bagatelles for 2 Violins, Cello and Harmonium, Op. 47/B 79 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Domus Piano Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
48. Miniatures for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 75a/B 149 by Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wiener Streichsextett
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
49. Klid (Silent Woods), Op. 68, No. 5, B. 182 by Antonín Dvořák
50. Romantic Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 75/B 150 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Itamar Golan (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
51. Sonatina for violin & piano in G major ("Indian Lament"), B. 183 (Op. 100): Larghetto by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Antje Weithaas (Violin), Lars Vogt (Piano)
Period: Romantic
52. Suite for Piano in A major, Op. 98/B 184 "American" by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Georges Pludermacher (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; USA
53. Two Little Pearls, B 156 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Georges Pludermacher (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
54. Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Bohemia
55. Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 46/B 78 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Michel Béroff (Piano), Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
56. Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Michel Béroff (Piano), Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Bohemia
57. Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55/B 104 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Staffan Scheja (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Bohemia
58. Moravian Duets, Op. 32 (Op. 29), Part 1, B 60 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
59. Moravian Duets, Op. 32, Part 2, B 62 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
60. Moravian Duets (4), Op. 38/B 69 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Bohemia
61. Requiem Mass, Op. 89/B 165 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Teresa Żylis-Gara (Soprano), Stefania Toczyska (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Dvorský (Tenor), Leonard Andrzej Mróz (Bass)
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Bohemia
62. Rusalka, Op. 114/B. 203: Song to the Moon by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Period: Romantic
63. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: Mladosti své pozbavena (Uprooted and banished) by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
64. Armida, Op. 115: I chased a young gazelle by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902-1903 ; Bohemia
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