Dvorak Best Of: From the New World/Aus der Neuen Welt

1 Aug 2014

Barcode: 0825646257010

From local Czech musician to cosmopolitan composer: Czech music reached its peak in his work, but Dvorák’smusic was international from the outset. Love of his fatherland and of nature, a deep religious feeling and joie de vivre mark his music with its unmistakeable national identity, which nonetheless shows a variety of influences. Thus during the years he spent as director of music in New York, he combined typical American colour with the individual sounds of his native Bohemia to create the “New World” Symphony: a unique synthesis.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Carnival Overture Op.92  - Kurt Masur 
02 Cello Concerto in B Minor Op.104, I. Allegro  - Arto Noras 
03 Symphony No.9 in E Minor Op.95, 'From the New World', II. Largo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Piano Trio No.4 in E Minor Op.90, 'Dumky', I. Lento maestoso - Allegro  - Trio Fontenay 
05 Slavonic Dances Op.46 : No.1 in C Major  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Dvorák: Rusalka, Act I: 'Song to the Moon'  - Eva Urbanová 
07 Cypresses B.152 No.3 - 'When thy sweet glances on me fall': Andante con moto  - New Helsinki Quartet 
08 Symphony No.8 in G Major Op.88: III. Allegretto grazioso  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 String Quartet No.12 in F Major Op.96, 'American': I. Allegro, ma non troppo  - Keller Quartet 
10 Slavonic Dances Op.72: No.2 in E Minor  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 2 
01 Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major Op.60 : III Scherzo - Furiant - Presto  - BBC Symphony Orchestra 
02 Piano Quintet in A major Op.81 : II Dumka - Andante con moto  - András Schiff 
03 Piano Quintet in A major Op.81 : III Scherzo - Furiant - Molto vivace  - András Schiff 
04 Piano Quintet in A major Op.81 : IV Finale - Allegro  - András Schiff 
05 Cypresses B.152 No.11 : Nature lies peaceful in slumber and dreaming [Allegro scherzando]  - New Helsinki Quartet 
06 Slavonic Dances Op.46 : No.5 in A major  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : I Allegro maestoso  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : II Poco adagio  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : III Scherzo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : IV Finale  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 

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