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Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 3,6,7 & 8

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Deleted
Release Date:
02-03-2015
Barcode:
0028948202645
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
ELQ4820264
Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 3,6,7 & 8
Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 3,6,7 & 8

Description

'Dvorák's Eighth Symphony', wrote Bernard Shaw following a performance at the Crystal Palace in 1893, 'is very nearly up to the level of a Rossini overture, and would make excellent promenade music at the summer fêtes out in the grounds.' In advancing this view, Shaw turned on its head an essential quality of Dvorák's music that only a few years earlier had been held out as one of its principal merits, with Eduard Hanslick for example, exclaiming euphorically in the early 1880s: 'Let us rejoice that in our uncreative age - an age of reflected glories we may still encounter as talented a composer as Dvorák, with his innocent emotions and cheerful creativity.' Posterity has happily proved Shaw incorrect. While the Ninth Symphony 'From the New World' would rank near the top of any classical favourites list, the Seventh and Eighth aren't far behind. The Third, written in 1873 when Dvorák was living in considerable poverty in Prague, having left a regular job as an orchestral violist in order to devote himself to composition, is still little known. In the Sixth Symphony, as in other works from this and the earlier period, Dvorák had paid tribute to his model, Brahms. These sublime performances by the Vienna Philharmonic under Myung-Whun Chung received glowing critical acclaim at the time of their original release and are now coupled for this Eloquence release.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 10
  3. Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 10
  4. Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 10
  5. Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 10
  6. Symphony No. 6 In D Major, Op. 60
  7. Symphony No. 6 In D Major, Op. 60
  8. Symphony No. 6 In D Major, Op. 60
  9. Symphony No. 6 In D Major, Op. 60
  10. Symphony No. 7 In D Minor, Op. 70
  11. Symphony No. 7 In D Minor, Op. 70
  12. Symphony No. 7 In D Minor, Op. 70
  13. Symphony No. 7 In D Minor, Op. 70
  14. Symphony No. 8 In G Major, Op. 88
  15. Symphony No. 8 In G Major, Op. 88
  16. Symphony No. 8 In G Major, Op. 88
  17. Symphony No. 8 In G Major, Op. 88
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