Recording Date: 1993
Place of recording: Live from the Alte Oper Frankfurt
Running Time: 90 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Menu Languages NTSC: GB
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
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The works of the quintessentially Czech composer Antonín Dvorák are, above all, enjoyable and perennial favourites of the Romantic repertoire. This six-part series of concerts is performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Prague Philharmonic Choir, with the leading Czech conductor on the podium: Petr Altrichter, Jirí Belohlávek and Libor Pešek. Guest soloists include soprano Lucia Popp, alto Eva Randová, tenor Josef Protschka, bass Peter Mikulas, pianist Igor Ardasev, violinist Ivan Zenaty and cellist Mischa Maisky, who plays one of Dvorák’s finest works, the Cello Concerto. VOLUME V includes the world’s famous Stabat Mater. The first English performance, in London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1883 was such a sensational success that Dvorák was asked to conduct his Stabat Mater himself the following year. The last hurdle to a world career had been cleared.
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