Dvorak: Symphony No. 6

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Dvorak: Symphony No. 6


Gramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - December 2010



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1st Nov 2010




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Dvorak: Symphony No. 6


Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60

Nocturne in B major for strings, Op.40 (B47)

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66



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Widely acclaimed for their Naxos recordings of Dvořák’s Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 (8572112) and No. 9 ‘From the New World’ with the Symphonic Variations (8570714), Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra here present his Symphony No. 6, which pays tribute both to Dvořák’s mentor Brahms and to the rich folk music of his Bohemian homeland.

The Nocturne is an arrangement for string orchestra of the beautiful slow movement from his Fourth String Quartet.

Suggestive of a celebration of Nature, the Scherzo capriccioso is one of Dvořák’s most masterful and colourful works, with a winning principal waltz theme.

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60, B. 112

I. Allegro non tanto

II. Adagio

III. Scherzo: Presto

IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito

Antonin Dvorak: Nocturne in B major, Op. 40, B. 47

Nocturne in B major, Op. 40, B. 47

Antonin Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66, B. 131

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66, B. 131

Gramophone Magazine

December 2010

“Alsop's approach to this sunniest of symphonic first movements [No. 6] is perky, well paced and appreciative of the music's many shifting perspectives. In the development section...the excellent Baltimore players bring their own quietly distinctive personalities to the various dialoguing lines...and there's plenty of energy in both the Scherzo and the finale”

Financial Times

19th November 2010


“[No. 6] has a lovely lilting introductory theme, a slow movement of dream-like beauty and a boisterous Scherzo based on a Czech peasant dance, the idiom of which the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra captures with winning flair...This is easily the most impressive of Alsop’s Dvorák cycle.”

Classic FM Magazine

February 2011


“From the syncopated opening to the mighty unison phrase at the end, Alsop judges the tempo of the first movement very well...In the furious Scherzo the exuberance of the Baltimore players transports you straight to a Bohemian meadow; the waltz tune in the Scherzo Capriccioso sounds equally authentic.”

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