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

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Karel Ančerl conducts Dvorak & Smetana

Karel Ančerl conducts Dvorak & Smetana

Historical Recording - Vienna, Musikverein 8–10 February 1958 – First time on CD


Dvorak:

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

Smetana:

Má Vlast


Vienna 1958: Karel Ančerl wasn’t simply promoting the nation as a model citizen of Czechoslovakia, rather, wherever he was in the world, he spread his very own humanistic attitude. Yet he never forgot his Bohemian roots. He championed the unpopular oeuvre of Bohuslav Martinů in equal measure to being honoured for his sublime interpretations of works by Leoš Janaček. To this day, his recordings of the music of Antonin Dvořak stand as expressive testaments in sound to a hard-won identity.

At the height of his post-war European career, Ančerl liked to visit his friends at the Wiener Symphoniker; not only for 23 concert performances with them by 1970, but above all to record, with them, the epitome of musical freedom. Thus Dvořak’s Ninth, the Symphony in e minor op. 95, really does sound like it comes From the New World. From a beautiful, new world that is proof of the universality of art, that is radiant in a belief in beauty, harmony and humanity. A radiance that could hardly travel more directly from the recording to the hearts of an uplifted audience. So it does exist after all in the world, something simply good … Reporting on the premiere of the new symphony by the New York director Antonin Dvořak, the American press immediately called it a gift of true “American music”. Friend and musician Josef Jan Kovařik did in fact give an account of the completion of the score before the first performance on 16 December 1893 in New York’s Carnegie Hall, telling that, “before I set off with the score, at the last moment, the maestro [wrote] ‘From the New World’ on the title page.” Discussions both within America and internationally were, from the beginning, wideranging.

Dvořak himself denied the intentionality of any possible ethnic associations, although he did indeed incorporate elements of Native American folklore – albeit enriched with song and dance tunes from his beloved Bohemian homeland.

“Priceless music-making, fascinating history...Its delectably pungent woodwind timbres proclaim its era and mid-European origins, while its fresh, unforced and joyous atmosphere attests to Ancerl’s outstanding musicianship as well as his forgiving spirit.” The Times

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Solo Musica Wiener Symphoniker - WS008

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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & American Suite

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & American Suite


Dvorak:

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

American Suite in A major, Op. 98a(b)


Like Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler, Dvořák crowned his symphonic oeuvre with a Ninth. After the premiere at Carnegie Hall, New York on 16 December 1893, he wrote: “The newspapers say no composer ever knew such a triumph. People applauded for so long that I had to bow from my box like a king?! alla Mascagni in Vienna.”

The symphony met with worldwide success, and remains one of the most frequently performed. In many ways Dvořák broke new ground here, and proved that he was far more than a simple Bohemian musician. He opened the ears of musicians and audiences to Indian folklore and the melodic treasury of black Americans. While certain particularities were inspired by Indian music, the work’s themes are all original Dvořák creations. One might almost call the work a symphonic poem with the title “With Hiawatha through Bohemia’s fields and groves”.

The Bamberger Symphoniker, with their characteristic dark yet glowing sound, are perfectly at home in this universe. By a stroke of luck, Robin Ticciati, the rising star in the latest generation of conductors, is particularly sensitive to this lyrical yet impulsive idiom. His performances have an irresistible energy, without ever concealing Dvořák’s undercurrent of melancholy.

Here, as in the 'American Suite', Robin Ticciati and the Bamberger Symphoniker can be said to have rediscovered the 'New World'.

“Admirable…[with] some lovely woodwind…playing of high quality and an excellent recording” BBC Music Magazine, August 2015

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Tudor - TUDOR7194

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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


King Records - KKC2051

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Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9


Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

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

Respighi:

Pines of Rome

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava


King Records - KKC2024

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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'


It has often been said that the Symphony 'From the New World' is a hymn to America and its wide open spaces. This is doubtless true, but the Ninth Symphony of this Slavonic genius is a dramatic work that seeks new worlds of sound. Written in New York at the end of the Romantic century by a composer at the height of his glory, this musical epic is the orchestral testament of Dvorak, an uprooted figure yearning for his Bohemia.

Recorded at the St Petersburg Philharmonia March 2011, this recording marks the start of a new collaboration between Mirare and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in St Petersburg itself. The new collection built around Yuri Temirkanov and his orchestra will all be recorded in the same concert hall, the Philharmonie of St Petersburg; the same concert hall where Tchaikovsky conducted the same orchestra. Future recordings will include Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Shostakovich Symphonies 1 & 10 and Tchaikovsky.

Mirare - MIR185

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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).

“[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

“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

“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 ***

“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

EMI - 9141022

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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

ABC Classics - ABC4764598

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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9


Dvorak:

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

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

Czech Suite, Op. 39

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


The start of the first complete cycle of Dvorák symphonies on Warner Classics. It follows the enormously successful complete Glazunov symphonies cycle from José Serebrier with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and complete Glazunov concertos with the Russian National Orchestra. José Serebrier has a special affinity with Slavic music including an outstanding live performance of Rachmaninov The Bells, as well as the complete symphonies and concertos of Glazunov.

Recorded at the Lighthouse, Poole, 22 & 23 June 2011 by producer & Grammy-nominated engineer, Phil Rowlands

“However often the Bournemouth Symphony, like every other orchestra, must have played the 'New World', there's no sense of routine in their response here: in the slow movement especially, their classy woodwind section delivers some beautifully poised moments. Serebrier's conducting, however, while free from point-making for point-making's sake, is on the earthbound side.” Classic FM Magazine, February 2012 ***

“the high point of the performance is the finale, which Serebrier gauges virtually to perfection, tracing every episode with the utmost care and yet always relating it to a wider musical context.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

Warner Classics José Serebrier Dvorak Complete Symphonies - 2564666563

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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'


Sony Originals - 88697689582

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$10.00

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