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  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Audio CD (19 Jun. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B00004SDO3
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,249 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 1. Allegro non tanto11:51Album Only
Listen  2. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 2. Adagio10:08Album Only
Listen  3. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 3. Scherzo (Furiant: Presto) 7:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 4. Finale (Allegro con spirito)10:23Album Only
Listen  5. Dvorák: Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 1. Allegro con brio10:35Album Only
Listen  6. Dvorák: Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 2. Adagio10:22Album Only
Listen  7. Dvorák: Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 3. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace 5:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dvorák: Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 4. Allegro ma non troppo 9:50£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 1. Allegro non tanto 11:51 2. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 2. Adagio 10:08 3. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 3. Scherzo (Furiant: Presto) 7:11 4. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 4. Finale (Allegro con spirito) 10:23 5. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 1. Allegro con brio 10:35 6. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 2. Adagio 10:22 7. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 3. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace 5:56 8. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 - 4. Allegro ma non troppo 9:50 WIENER PHILHARMONIKER MYUNG-WHUN CHUNG DDD

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These eloquent artists' earlier DG pairing of Dvorák's third and seventh symphonies really stood out from the crowd; if anything, though, this new release is even more impressive. First-rate recordings of the sixth symphony (a truly life-enhancing work--why do we scarcely ever hear it in the concert hall?) are not hard to find; Karel Ancerl (Supraphon), Rafael Kubelik (DG) and Witold Rowicki (Philips Duo) are all at their formidable best in this glorious score. Even so, Myung-Whun Chung and the Vienna PO are not out of place in such august company. The Korean maestro directs proceedings with an enviable sureness of purpose, quick-witted flexibility and interpretative charisma that genuinely excite (be warned, the "Furiant" scherzo goes like the wind). What's more, the VPO responds with its customary poise, sensitivity and (most crucially) all the freshness of new discovery--an observation which extends to the generous coupling here. Once again, pungent characterisation is very much the order of the day, and there are countless insights along the way (the third movement's miniature coda positively winks at you!). Along with Harnoncourt's superb Teldec version, Chung's is as stimulating a view of the eighth as we've had in some considerable time. Big, bold sonics. A distinguished coupling, in sum, and not to be missed.--Andrew Achenbach

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 6 Dec. 2013
Format: Audio CD
This recording, well made in 1999, joins the disc containing symphonies 3 and 7. As both have been of refreshingly high quality the hope was that there would be a third disc in the series coupling the lovely fifth symphony with the ninth. This has not so far materialised so collectors must be happy with what we have so far received.

Chung's approach to all of these works is essentially straightforward allowing Dvorak's inspiration to make its effect without hindrance or interference. Tempi are generally forward moving without being excessive and the emotional temperature is warmly affectionate. The Czech dance element, so important to Dvorak's music, is allowed to remind us of its origin and important textural points such as Dvorak's love of the horns, are enabled to cut through.

The sixth symphony is not over-endowed with competition so this bright and sparking performance is doubly welcome. It is on a par with the fine version from Jarvi who also takes a straightforward view with an awareness of drama. The eighth symphony is a far more regularly played work and there are many good recordings to choose from but this is also very good indeed and the two symphonies make a generous and very attractive pair.

The VPO play with the full string tone that they are known for and the woodwind and brass are able to make themselves heard with apparent ease. The woodwind dialogues are always important in Dvorak and the brass must be able to cut though at climatic moments. All of this is achieved on this disc.

I would therefore suggest that this disc makes a very attractive proposition for anyone interested in these two symphonies as a coupling. I would also suggest that the companion disc of symphonies 3 and 7 is equally worth considering.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "jonas_refsgaard" on 11 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
It was decided by destiny (or something like that) that my first meeting with a Dvorák symphony was a meeting with this performance. I was simply astonished. In this recording the WP play with a beautiful warm tone, of which I haven't found an equal in any other recording. The musicians don't play that perfectly together and the orchestral sound is a bit muffled, but I would rather like an 'organic' and open orchestra than to a controlled orchestra with a kind of cool sound. I strongly recommend this CD, listen to a living orchestra (especially the horns) and listen to the rarely performed sixth symphony that has stood in the shadow of the to last symphonies for to long.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
How is the Sixth Symphony Overlooked So Often? 23 April 2001
By Trevor Gillespie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I fell in love with the sixth symphony when I bought the Dvorak symphony cycle by Kubelik. I loved it even more when I bought the Kertesz set on London. I also bought another recording of it, but with each performance I felt that the conductor was restraining the orchestra and not allowing the symphony to fully expand. This is not the case with the performance by the Vienna Philharmonic with Myung-Whun Chung at the helm. Chung leads this symphony just like it is one of the last three Dvorak symphonies. The result is an experience leaving you with the confusion as to why this symphony is not in the regular repetoire alongside 7, 8, and 9. As usual, the Vienna strings are gorgeous. The sound is crisp and detailed (although recorded at a slightly lower volume than most DG records). Tempi are well judged and the climaxes are allowed full breathing room which in my opinion really lets the symphony shine like it hasn't before.
The 8th Symphony has always been a very favorite of mine in the symphonic repetoire. With its very hummable melodies and terrific finale, it never ceases to impress me as one of the truly fun and great symphonies. Owning six different recordings of this symphony has helped me discern what I like in this symphony over what I don't like. This recording ranks up among my favorites. Particularly, the finale. The french horns are allowed to shine in this movement and they are some of the finest french horn players you'll hear on record.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Truly Exciting! 17 July 2009
By Karl W. Nehring - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This blisteringly good release crackles with musical excitement. Sometimes we get so familiar with the music of Dvorak that we tend to take it for granted, but Chung's exciting performance reminds us just what a wonderful composer Dvorak was. If you can listen to the finale of the 8th without jumping up from your chair either to dance or to conduct, then you must have been strapped down. The warm sound of the Vienna Philharmonic is well suited to this music, and their sound is captured well by the DG recording team.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Dvorak Conductor not to be Overlooked 3 Mar. 2006
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Myung-Whun Chung may not be the first conductor's name that comes to mind for devotees of Dvorak's symphonies, but this recording with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra should change that. Rarely has a conductor found the sunniness and refreshing folk rhythms inherent in Dvorak as has Chung.

The Symphony No. 6 in D major was first published as No. 1 and in many ways it is the most luminous of the cycle. Here Chung uncovers all of the joy and lilting romanticism the '6th' contains. It is a joyous reading. And the same can be said of the Symphony No. 8 first published as No. 4. This is mature Dvorak fully in control of his orchestral language, finding the balance between lyricism and folk melodies that make this one of Dvorak's most popular works.

And so it is a welcome addition to the Dvorak recordings to discover Myung-Whun Chung's masterly approach to these works. Recommended for the standard library of classics! Grady Harp, March 06
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This makes a good coupling and companion with the disc of the symphonies 3 and 7 6 Dec. 2013
By I. Giles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This recording, well made in 1999, joins the disc containing symphonies 3 and 7. As both have been of refreshingly high quality the hope was that there would be a third disc in the series coupling the lovely fifth symphony with the ninth. This has not so far materialised so collectors must be happy with what we have so far received.

Chung's approach to all of these works is essentially straightforward allowing Dvorak's inspiration to make its effect without hindrance or interference. Tempi are generally forward moving without being excessive and the emotional temperature is warmly affectionate. The Czech dance element, so important to Dvorak's music, is allowed to remind us of its origin and important textural points such as Dvorak's love of the horns, are enabled to cut through.

The sixth symphony is not over-endowed with competition so this bright and sparking performance is doubly welcome. It is on a par with the fine version from Jarvi who also takes a straightforward view with an awareness of drama. The eighth symphony is a far more regularly played work and there are many good recordings to choose from but this is also very good indeed and the two symphonies make a generous and very attractive pair.

The VPO play with the full string tone that they are known for and the woodwind and brass are able to make themselves heard with apparent ease. The woodwind dialogues are always important in Dvorak and the brass must be able to cut though at climatic moments. All of this is achieved on this disc.

I would therefore suggest that this disc makes a very attractive proposition for anyone interested in these two symphonies as a coupling. I would also suggest that the companion disc of symphonies 3 and 7 is equally worth considering.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
a take-no-prisoners 6th, with a beautiful 8th 19 Jan. 2013
By John K. Gayley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The other reviewers have this right; the 6th here is truly outstanding. A blisteringly good performance, with all the energy, verve and joy the music deserves. While everything about the performance shines, in particular, I would point to the 3rd movement (furiant). I love this movement, and when done right, its magical. There are others who have found the magic...Kubelik on Orfeo, and (obviously) Kertesz, among others. But Chung just absolutely nails it. The furiant takes a particular attention to tempo and cadence, and I found Chung's rendition so arrestingly perfect i almost had to pull the car over when I heard it. His tempo is slightly faster than the others, but you don't really realize how...right...it feels until you hear it. After you hear it, all the other conductors sound like they're trying to accompany a drunken 3-legged race..galump, galump, galump.

It would be hard for Chung's 8th not to suffer slightly by comparison, although its very good. Its is beautifully played and takes full advantage of everything the Vienna has to offer. However, I wouldn't say its LOVINGLY played, and here's where I think other performances (Beecham, Kubelik, even Herbie von Karajan) have the edge. By the time he wrote the 8th symphony, there's no question Dvorak's orchestral work could stand without question next to other world class symphones and compositions. As a conductor, I suppose you can certainly play the 8th as a "world class symphony" as opposed to a "really well-done symphony by a great Czech composer." To my ears, that's what Chung seems to be doing. However, by doing so, its infused with slightly more seriousness, and neglects some of potential lilt...the affection, the humour and (yes) even some of the boisterousness of the last movement that makes Dvorak's orchestral music so much fun to listen to. Even so, its a really good performance, and the Vienna shines.

So, get the CD for the 6th, and your euphoria will carry you through the 8th too.
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