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Dvorak: Symphonies 4-6


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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2011)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B00008Y4II
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Listen  1. Dvorák: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 - 1. AllegroLondon Symphony Orchestra12:43£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dvorák: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 - 2. Andante sostenuto e molto cantabileLondon Symphony Orchestra11:20£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dvorák: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro feroce)London Symphony Orchestra 6:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dvorák: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 - 4. Finale (Allegro con brio)London Symphony Orchestra 9:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dvorák: Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 - 1. Allegro, ma non troppoLondon Symphony Orchestra12:51£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dvorák: Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 - 2. Andante con motoLondon Symphony Orchestra 8:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dvorák: Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 - 3. Scherzo. Allegro scherzandoLondon Symphony Orchestra 6:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dvorák: Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 - 4. Allegro moltoLondon Symphony Orchestra12:22£1.49  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 1. Allegro non tantoLondon Symphony Orchestra15:54£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 2. AdagioLondon Symphony Orchestra11:34£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 3. Scherzo (Furiant: Presto)London Symphony Orchestra 7:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dvorák: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 - 4. Finale (Allegro con spirito)London Symphony Orchestra10:19£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dvorák: Overture In Nature's Realm, Op.91London Symphony Orchestra13:33£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dvorák: Carnival Overture, Op.92London Symphony Orchestra 8:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dvorák: Scherzo capriccioso, Op.66London Symphony Orchestra11:50£1.49  Buy MP3 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Redwood on 25 Jan 2014
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In my opinion, these two exceptionally well-filled CDs (just over 80 minutes each) contain some of the best Dvorak performances ever committed to record / CD. One particular advantage of this set is that none of the 3 symphonies featured are split across discs, unlike the complete set of LSO/Kertesz Symphonies also available.

The performance of the 6th Symphony in particular has never been bettered. Tempi and orchestral balance are judged to perfection. I have never heard it played better. The analogue recording dates from the 1966, and has been very well transferred to CD. I bought the set of 2 CDs purely for the 6th Symphony. If you are only familiar with the 9th (New World), then the 6th really should claim its place as second of the Dvorak symphonies to get familiar with. It has wonderful tunes and many exciting orchestral passages. This recording really brings these out - unlike others I have heard.

The 4th and 5th Symphonies occupy the first CD of the 2-CD set. Both are attractive pieces, well performed, well paced, and well recorded in my opinion.

Besides the 6th Symphony, the second disc contains In Nature's Realm, the Carneval Overture and Scherzo Capriccioso. These are well performed.

The transfers from analogue tape to CD are superb, and a model of how this should be done. There is a hint of tape hiss, which is barely audible except in really quiet passages. I didn't hear any overload.

A very strong recommendation for this set, and in particular the 6th Symphony, for which I cannot speak too highly. I doubt if anyone buying this set would be disappointed with the performances or recording.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER on 31 Dec 2013
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Who would guess that these recordings date back to the mid-60's or that this quintessentially Czech music was not played by a native orchestra? Kertesz's Dvorak symphony cycle with an inspired LSO has held its place as the premium recommendation for nearly fifty years and that's unlikely to change now. Kubelik's interpretations have their adherents - indeed I like his versions of later symphonies very much - and there is an excellent complete set from Omar Suitner with the Staatskapelle Dresden but this one just has the edge for the immediacy of the recorded sound, sheer vitality and joie de vivre - even in Dvorak's less inspired or immature passages.

This three symphony double Decca CD is a very attractive package. It provides advocacy for the Fourth Symphony which, after two really engaging opening movements, defaults into bombast for the two final Allegro movements and requires ferocious commitment to carry them off. Both feature really rather fatuous tunes, although the second subject of the Allegro feroce is more convincing. However, I do love the lovely, lilting melody which launches the opening of the symphony, typically redolent of Dvorak in heroic mode, then alternating with a galumphing peasant theme - how typical of Dvorak to combine the folksy with the epic. The ensuing "molto cantabile" Andante sounds like a homage to Brahms and is beautifully paced.

The Fifth immediately announces the advent of a more mature Dvorak; the orchestration is more complex and the control of structure more secure, the sense of purpose more apparent. No composer I know so effortlessly writes music that serves as a vehicle to convey the sheer joy generated by a symphony orchestra in full flight.
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Probably the best available set of these works; the mid-sixties recordings still sound fresh and clear, and Kertesz' interpretations are second to none.
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A tried and proven classic 31 Dec 2013
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Who would guess that these recordings date back to the mid-60's or that this quintessentially Czech music was not played by a native orchestra? Kertesz's Dvorak symphony cycle with an inspired LSO has held its place as the premium recommendation for nearly fifty years and that's unlikely to change now. Kubelik's interpretations have their adherents - indeed I like his versions of later symphonies very much - and there is an excellent complete set from Omar Suitner with the Staatskapelle Dresden but this one just has the edge for the immediacy of the recorded sound, sheer vitality and joie de vivre - even in Dvorak's less inspired or immature passages.

This three symphony double Decca CD is a very attractive package. It provides advocacy for the Fourth Symphony which, after two really engaging opening movements, defaults into bombast for the two final Allegro movements and requires ferocious commitment to carry them off. Both feature really rather fatuous tunes, although the second subject of the Allegro feroce is more convincing. However, I do love the lovely, lilting melody which launches the opening of the symphony, typically redolent of Dvorak in heroic mode, then alternating with a galumphing peasant theme - how typical of Dvorak to combine the folksy with the epic. The ensuing "molto cantabile" Andante sounds like a homage to Brahms and is beautifully paced.

The Fifth immediately announces the advent of a more mature Dvorak; the orchestration is more complex and the control of structure more secure, the sense of purpose more apparent. No composer I know so effortlessly writes music that serves as a vehicle to convey the sheer joy generated by a symphony orchestra in full flight. The Sixth marks another step forward with its almost Beethovenian directness of utterance; Kertesz and his orchestra sound utterly focused in that simple, repeated, opening statement based on the interval of a fifth and they drive the "argument" of the symphony forward unhesitatingly. A serene Adagio is followed by a Furiant which, to my ears, and, surprisingly, given Kertesz's generally energised manner, could do with more bite; Suitner provides a little more snap and dynamic variety despite taking half a minute longer over it. Otherwise, there really isn't much in it between those two conductors and both complete sets are very desirable

The three overtures provide a welcome bonus of Dvorak's more atmospheric and rarely played music; they are very Wagnerian tone poems, exquisitely orchestrated and full of melody.
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