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

This page lists all recordings of Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World', by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) on CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Mariss Jansons conducts Dvorak & Mussorgsky

Mariss Jansons conducts Dvorak & Mussorgsky


Dvorak:

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

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition


"What I compose is and always remains Czech music," asserted Antonín Dvorák, and we – the audiences who've been enraptured with the Ninth since its world premiere at New York's Carnegie Hall on 15 December 1893 – are all the richer for it. After a fleeting nod to Negro Spirituals and vaguely Native American rhythms, Dvorák dug into his seemingly bottomless reserve of catchy melodies, foot-tapping rhythms, burnished brass intonations, mellow woodwind lines and other Bohemian traits that would be unthinkable without the pillars of Austro-Germanic music.

"I simply wrote down themes of my own invention and gave them elements typical of the music of the Negroes and Indians. I then used these themes as subjects, developing them with all the resources of rhythm, harmony and counterpoint, and with all the colors of the modern orchestra," the composer once said. Interestingly, the galley proofs of the work were corrected by none other than Johannes Brahms.

Of course, the work would most probably never have been written if it hadn't been for a patron, or patroness, to be more precise, Jeanette Thurber, who founded the National Conservatory of Music of America and invited the composer to New York in the hope that he would give birth to a national American music; he had, after all, created a national Czech music.

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Jos van Immerseel conducts Dvorak & Janacek

Jos van Immerseel conducts Dvorak & Janacek


Dvorak:

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

Janacek:

Sinfonietta


Happy Birthday, Mister Jos!

Jos Van Immerseel is celebrating his 70th birthday with three important releases that will punctuate the end of the year at Alpha: a symphonic programme (Janacek, Dvorak), a chamber music programme (Schubert) and a set grouping the rereleases of his recordings of French music.

These anthologies will once again demonstrate everything the pianofortist brings to the interpretation of the symphonic and chamber repertoires. With his musicians and companions from Anima Eterna, he has created a veritable musical troupe, in turn students, orchestral players, soloists... Together, they carefully select the most appropriate instrument to interpret a given piece, prepared to wait several months if necessary for the instrument to be ready before programming it. And together, they seek the sound and style corresponding to their ideal.

The autumn of 2015 will therefore be placed under the magic of Jos's fortepiano, the original colours of the brass section in Janacek's Sinfonietta, the magnificent voices of Thomas Bauer and his schoolmates…

“Just occasionally Immerseel errs on the side of caution, which is of little account given the enormous amount of pleasure - and instruction - that this excellent coupling provides.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2015

“Violins play on E strings made of gut rather than steel and slap on plenty of idiomatic slides between notes, but mostly it’s the light, bright articulation and taut energy that give away the band’s baroque sensibility. Patches of scrappy violin playing come as a bit of a jolt, but the brass fanfares are terrific – boisterous but clear as a bell.” The Guardian, 8th October 2015 ***

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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'From The New World'

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'From The New World'


Dvorak:

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

Berliner Philharmoniker

Liszt:

Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Berliner Philharmoniker


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“Fricsay gives three performances of burning intensity. The Dvořák is very individual, varying from indulgently lyrical to fiery and intense. Smetana's famous symphonic poem contains the most dramatic waterfall I have ever heard and the Liszt is as portentous as it needs to be. The Berlin RSO play superbly and with great individuality.” MusicWeb International, 7th January 2014

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Vaclav Neumann conducts Smetana, Dvorak, Beethoven & Janacek

Vaclav Neumann conducts Smetana, Dvorak, Beethoven & Janacek


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Dvorak:

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

Janacek:

Sinfonietta

Taras Bulba

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride Overture


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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & Serenade for wind instruments

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & Serenade for wind instruments


Dvorak:

Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44

London Symphony Orchestra

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

Wiener Philharmoniker


István Kertész made one of the first stereo cycles of Dvorák’s symphonies on Decca with the London Symphony Orchestra. Earlier still, in 1961, he recorded just the Ninth (‘From the New World’), with the Vienna Philharmonic – one of the tautest, most thrilling performances ever committed to disc. It is coupled here with a recording made seven years later with the LSO, and long out of the catalogue, that of the Wind Serenade. This release forms part of a survey, on Eloquence, of Kertész’s treasured Decca discography.

“This graceful performance of the New World may be a touch over-romantic for some but it has genuine depth. The wind playing in the Serenade is a constant delight.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2013 ***

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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & Cello Concerto

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & Cello Concerto


Dvorak:

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

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Mario Brunello (cello)


A recording of two of Dvorak’s most loved works together on disc – the Symphony No.9 in E minor “From the New World” and his Cello Concerto in B minor.

These two works are not often paired together on recordings. They were recorded live during the 11/12 Santa Cecilia season.

Dvorak wrote the 9th symphony following a trip to America. It is imbued with the rhythms of native American immigrant folk music cast in the language of the 19th century romantic musical language. Antonio Pappano, born in America but working in the European tradition, sees this piece in new and fresh ways because of his own heritage. This is the first time Pappano has conducted the 9th symphony, although he has admired the work for years.

This will also be a rare recording of the first edition of the Dvorak Cello Concerto, completed in 1895 - before he accepted a few of the numerous changes suggested by his cellist friend Hanuš Wihan (to whom Dvorak dedicated the work), It is far less frequently heard and, according to Dmitry Markevitch (the respected Russian concert cellist, researcher, teacher and musicologist) “much more musical”.

Dvorak wrote the concerto towards the end of his highly productive stay in America – he was in New York for his third term as the Director of the National Conservatory. He was inspired after hearing the second cello concerto by Victor Herbert - a fellow teacher at the Conservatory – 1894. Up till then Dvorák had always refused, stating that the cello was a fine orchestral instrument but totally insufficient for a solo concerto.

The concerto smacks of the anticipatory pleasures that Dvorák felt at the prospect of returning home. It opens with a large-scale and dramatically powerful Allegro, before striking a more dreamy note in the Andante and culminating in a fast and furious finale with folk-like elements from Bohemia - a compositorial greeting from the New World to Dvorák's distant homeland.

It is performed by the renowned Italian cellist Mario Brunello. He won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1986 – the first Italian to ever do so, and has been catching the attention of musical authorities, including Maestro Pappano, ever since. He tours in Europe, America & Japan, appearing with leading orchestras and conductors (eg Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti and Valeri Gergiev).

“It is clear from the outset that melody is uppermost in Antonio Pappano's interpretation of the New World. The opening theme is phrased with great tenderness which makes the arrival of the louder, more dynamic material of the introduction a genuine shock. This balance of drama and lyricism makes for some compelling listening in all four movements. Where it falls down is in a slightly literal approach to development.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ***

“[Brunello] plays with great spirit and no little poetry; and, if he is not the most commandingly articulate, tonally seductive or full-throated protagonist...he generates a personable rapport with Sir Antonio Pappano...it's easy to like a performance whose heart is always in the right place...The account of the New World boasts comparable virtues, being abundantly characterful, pliable and consistently involving” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012

“Interpretively, Pappano takes nothing for granted in the New World, phrasing with purpose, eliciting vivid, expressive colours. The slow introduction is beautiful and affecting; in the body of the first movement, Pappano infuses the music with a rhythmic buoyancy along with the customary forward drive” MusicWeb International, 10th June 2013

“Never has the New World Symphony sounded less like a jaded old warhorse than in this vital, unfailingly musical account. Not even Pappano can prevent the finale seeming a letdown, but his élan, scrupulous dynamic control and attention to detail give delight.” Sunday Times, 2nd December 2012

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

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


This is the first release on ABC Classics with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor Tadaaki Otaka. He was the music director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales between 1987 and 1996. The orchestra is on scintillating form in this recording.

“all the basic ingredients are in place here, and Otaka directs an earnest, articulate reading that might occasionally lack the adrenaline charge you'll find elsewhere, but with the scene-stealing antics of some subsumed by a thoroughgoing understanding of the score and a desire to convey it as the composer intended, Otaka's no-nonsense, no-thrills Ninth stands handsomely on its own merits.” International Record Review, December 2012

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Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 'From the New World'

Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 'From the New World'


Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

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


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Dvorak - Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

Dvorak - Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9


Dvorak:

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

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88


This pair of symphonies was written solely to satisfy Dvorák's own poetic muse. In the keys of G major and its relative minor, E minor, they can be regarded as representing two sides of the same coin. The Eighth, composed in Dvorák’s summer residence at Vysoká deep in the Bohemian countryside, is indisputably “From the Old World” and rooted in Central Europe — “a work singing of the joy of green pastures, of summer evenings, of the melancholy of blue forests, of the defiant merry-making of the Czech peasants”, to quote the conductor Václav Talich, while the Ninth, composed in the claustrophobic surroundings of New York and intended as a greeting “From the New World”, is steeped in the composer’s “unappeasable yearning for his native soil” (from: liner notes)

Iván Fischer is founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. The partnership between Iván Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra has proved to be one of the greatest success stories in the past 25 years of classical music. Fischer introduced several reforms, developed intense rehearsal methods for the musicians, emphasizing chamber music and creative work for each orchestra member. Intense international touring and a series of acclaimed recordings for Philips Classics, later for Channel Classics have contributed to Iván Fischer's reputation as one of the world's most visionary and successful orchestra leaders.

This is a re-issue of the recordings that originally came out on Philips around the year 2000.

“The first movement (of the Eighth) is beautifully judged and Fischer finds genuine dramatic depths in the Adagio...[He] produces another exemplary performance in the first movement of the New World Symphony: there is a real sense of building excitement in the slow introduction and no undue slackening of pace in the more lyrical moments.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2010 ****

“Iván Fischer is truly "one on his own", a fund of fascinating interpretative ideas which...inevitably make musical sense...mandatory listening for anyone interested in Dvorak and the best of his modern interpreters.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2010

“The pristine quality of their approach to Dvorak’s alfresco music has not dimmed or turned to routine with the years...the performance of the “New World” sounds as fresh as when it was first released nine years ago.” Sunday Times, 23rd May 2010 ****

“This is a startling reading, brilliantly coloured and thrillingly balanced. Dvorák's American motifs acquire a dark, Slavonic tang, while the resinous scents of the Eighth are intoxicating.” The Independent on Sunday, 1st August 2010

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Une Heure, Une Vie: Dvorak

Une Heure, Une Vie: Dvorak


Dvorak:

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

Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8

Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22: II. Tempo di valse

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - 1st movement

Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 (B166) 'Dumky' - Lento maestoso - vivace

Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 - Andante con moto

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

Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 No. 1

Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E minor, Op. 46 No. 2

Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 46 No. 3

Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F major, Op. 46 No. 4


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