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Following their recent recording of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, Claus Peter Flor and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra return with his Symphony No. 8
Symphony No.8 is a lighter work than his Seventh. Its roots are firmly planted in the composer’s beloved Czech folklore and, but it also has interesting parallels with Mahler’s First Symphony
The work is coupled with the symphonic poem The Golden Spinning Wheel, based on an epic poem by the Czech poet Karel Erben, and followed by the shorter Scherzo capriccioso.
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163
I. Allegro con brio
III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Antonin Dvorak: The Golden Spinning-Wheel, Op. 109, B. 197
The Golden Spinning-Wheel, Op. 109, B. 197
Antonin Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66, B. 131
Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66, B. 131
“Flor's excellent account of Symphony No. 8 stresses its pastoral aspect. Sympathetic interpretations of The Golden Spinning Wheel and the rumbunctious Scherzo capriccioso.”
“Flor is an imaginative narrator for The Golden Spinning Wheel, focusing its various episodes with a keen understanding of the full picture and making play with the score's very Czech rhythmic elements...there's spirit and colour to spare and the SACD sound throughout the programme is excellent, with particular acknowledgement of the low brass.”
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