Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

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Dvorák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands

Dvorák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Grieg:

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No. 1

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No. 2

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No. 3


Jos van Immerseel (piano) & Claire Chevallier (piano)

Jos van Immerseel and Claire Chevallier have enjoyed a close collaboration for many years now. Like Jos van Immerseel, Claire Chevallier loves period pianos; like him, she is a researcher and possesses her own collection of keyboard instruments.

After its recordings of works by Saint-Saëns for two pianos and works by Rachmaninoff for four hands, the duo devotes a programme to the dance with the famous Hungarian Dances of Johannes Brahms and the no less celebrated Slavonic Dances of Antonín Dvořák. The much more rarely played Norwegian Dances of Edvard Grieg and the five Spanish Dances of Moritz Moszkowski complete this trip around Europe.

A recording made on an authentic Carl Bechstein piano built in Berlin in 1870, from the personal collection of Jos van Immerseel.

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Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances


Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-16, Op. 72 Nos. 1-8


“[Belohlavek’s] return to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as music director has brought him back to his emotional and musical heartland. In works by Dvořák and Smetana, unbounded lyricism and Czech melancholy emerged with the authenticity that only this orchestra can bring.” The Guardian

Maestro Belohlavek and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra return to Decca with the unforgettable Slavonic Dances from one of the most melodious, harmonious and evocative late 19th Century composers - Dvorak.

Decca’s acclaimed 2014 Complete Dvorak Concertos and Symphonies release was named as one of the Top Recordings of 2014 by the New York Times: “…the set as a whole stands as eloquent testimony to this eminent orchestra’s triumphant return to international prominence...” James R. Oestreich, New York Times.

Performed and recorded by musicians who have an innate understanding and deep-rooted love for this music of their homeland, this is a first-rate recording, bringing great passion and lyricism to Dvorak’s spellbinding Slavonic Dances.

There is no more authentic team today to play these works: the leading Czech orchestra with the leading Czech conductor, recording in the fine acoustic of the famous Rudolfinum in Prague.

In two sets, the Op.46 Slavonic Dances were such a success on release (in the late 1800’s) that Dvorak’s publisher immediately commissioned a further set (to become the Op.72) – which inspired an equally enthusiastic reception

Lively and colourful, both sets feature a variety of traditional forms of dance; Dvorak expertly working with the leaping gallop, polka odzemek and skocna, contrasted alongside luscious mazurkas and sousedsky.

“Bělohlávek is especially effective in the Brahmsian contours of the second and eighth of the Op 72 dances...As to Op 46, Bělohlávek offers weighty, purposeful accounts of the faster dances and brings a discernible pastoral element to the slower ones.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2016

“The lilting affection for this glorious music is unsurprising from these Czech artists — it’s in their blood.” Sunday Times, 23rd October 2016

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Decca - 4789458

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Iván Fischer conducts Dvorak

Iván Fischer conducts Dvorak


Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-16, Op. 72 Nos. 1-8

Legends, Op. 59

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

Miniatures Op. 75a

Prague Waltzes, B99


Some of Dvořák’s most popular orchestral works – his two sets of Slavonic Dances – as well as lesser-known ones (Legends, Miniatures, Prague Waltzes and the B major Notturno) were all recorded for Philips in stunning sound by Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. The Slavonic Dances were critically acclaimed when they first appeared in both CD and SACD format and the recording was considered a demonstration disc on SACD. The ten Legends, which, though sometimes dance like, are more often introspective in mood than the Slavonic Dances, and much lesser known. The spirit of Wagner hovers over the rapt Notturno – a work for which Dvořák had an especial fondness. Written a year or so before the Legends, and rather Viennese in style, the Prague Waltzes consist of a string of five waltzes with an exhilarating coda which refers back to the preceding numbers.

“the playing of the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer is attractively idiomatic and the recording is first class in every way” Penguin Guide ***

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Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

Stereo · 1st Publication 1972


Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-16, Op. 72 Nos. 1-8


Václav Neumann, born in Prague and trained as a violinist, first conducted the Czech Philharmonic in 1948; 20 years later, at a crucial time in his country’s history, he became the orchestra’s chief conductor. Recorded in the early 1970s, these performances of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances exude authenticity of spirit. As Gramophone wrote when they were first released: “This is as enchanting a set of enchanting music as one could hope for.”

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Brahms & Dvorak: Dances

Brahms & Dvorak: Dances


Brahms:

Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 Nos. 1-21 (complete)

two-piano arrangement

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

two-piano arrangement


Alfred Brendel & Walter Klien (piano)

Alfred Brendel and Walter Klien perform the original two piano arrangements of Brahms’ Hungarian and Dvorak’s Slavonic dances.

“This one’s pretty easy to sum up: vividly colorful music, sprightly lively playing that does it full justice, breezy speeds, fairly antiquated sound...Alfred Brendel and Walter Klien are just terrific, delivering the Brahms and Dvorák goods with aplomb and dance spirit.” MusicWeb International, 10th June 2013

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Dvorak: Complete Slavonic Dances

Dvorak: Complete Slavonic Dances


Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-16, Op. 72 Nos. 1-8


Alto - ALC1146

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Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Massenet: Le Cid & Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Massenet: Le Cid & Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs


Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Slavonic Dance No. 15 in C major, Op. 72 No. 7

Massenet:

Le Cid - Ballet music

Meyerbeer:

Les Patineurs - Ballet

(orch. Constant Lambert)


"[Le Cid] Bonynge's version is among the finest yet, with the most seductive orchestral playing, superbly recorded, with the remastering for CD adding to the glitter and colour of Messenet's often witty scoring... In Martinon's hands, Massenet's tunes fizz and effervesce like the best champagne...the astonishing vivid Decca recording... Is superbly transferred to CD." - Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs 2005/6.

“In Martinon's hands the tunes fizz and effervesce like the best champagne, while the colourful reflective numbers have picture-postcard atmosphere.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances


Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-16, Op. 72 Nos. 1-8


“very exciting, vibrant renditions... a wonderful singing quality” Classics Today

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Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsodies & Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8

Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsodies & Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8


Dvorak:

Slavonic Rhapsodies (3), Op. 45

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8


Karel Ancerl's recording of the Dvorak's scintillating Slavonic Dances here receive their first release on CD. Recorded in 1958 they were some of the most popular LP recordings in their day and now, nearly 47 years later, receive their first exhumation on CD. The coupling is a rarity but no less beautiful - Dvorak's three Slavonic Rhapsodies in wonderfully glowing performances by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Kurt Masur. While the Third Rhapsody is often recorded, recordings of the set of three are a rarity and this is possibly the trio's most commendable recording.

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Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 & Slavonic Dances Op. 46

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 & Slavonic Dances Op. 46


Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

(arr. for two pianos)

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

(arr. for two pianos)


Piano Duo Trenkner/Speidel

Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 is one of classical music’s all-time greatest hits. It was composed and premiered in New York in 1893, which is why – but not only why – it is known as the “New World Symphony.” On this recording, which also includes the first cycle of the equally popular Slavonic Dances, the Piano Duo Trenkner / Speidel once again demonstrates the great advantages and fascinating rhythmic verve offered by reductions for piano four hands. Trimmed of the comfortable and sumptuous sound of the large orchestra, Dvořák’s genial treatment of motives of Bohemian folk character shines in even greater glory.

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