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Dvorak: Symphony No.9 "From The New World", Czech Suite, Slavonic Dances


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When Leopold Stokowski(*) hailed José Serebrier as "the greatest master of orchestral balance", the 22-year-old musician was the Associate Conductor of Stokowski’s American Symphony Orchestra in New York. His Carnegie Hall debut was hailed by The New York Times for the "great intensity, precision, and clarity" of his music making. By the time Serebrier had made ... Read more in Amazon's José Serebrier Store

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  • Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Composer: Antonín Dvorák
  • Audio CD (7 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B005MQJPZS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,502 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. 8 Slavonic Dances, Op.46 B83 : No.1 in C major [Presto] 4:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Symphony No.9 in E minor 'From the New World', Op.95 B178 : I Adagio - Allegro molto12:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Symphony No.9 in E minor 'From the New World', Op.95 B178 : II Largo10:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Symphony No.9 in E minor 'From the New World', Op.95 B178 : III Scherzo - Molto vivace [Poco sostenuto] 7:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Symphony No.9 in E minor 'From the New World', Op.95 B178 : IV Allegro con fuoco11:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Czech Suite, Op.39 B93 : I Preludium - Pastorale 3:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Czech Suite, Op.39 B93 : II Polka 4:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Czech Suite, Op.39 B93 : III Sousedska - Minuetto 4:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Czech Suite, Op.39 B93 : IV Romance - Romanza 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Czech Suite, Op.39 B93 : V Finale - Furiant 5:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 8 Slavonic Dances, Op.72 : No.2 in E minor 'Starodávny' [Allegretto grazioso] 5:49£0.79  Buy MP3 

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The start of the first complete cycle of Dvořák 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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hobdobs on 14 Jan 2012
Format: Audio CD
The conductor gets an excellent response from the Bournemouth players throughout the programme. The New World in particular sounds newly minted.

I have some reservations about the recording balance. At the beginning of the symphony for example the recording appears
to favour the right hand channel unduly.
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Serebrier / BournemouthSO: Dvorak Sym 9 plus: Winning, jaunty airs with Bohemian flair ... 17 Nov 2012
By drdanfee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Distinguished conductor Jose Serebrier has never really settled into one of the top ten or top twenty Music Director posts that are now scattered around the world. He's been around, though, starting off by helping Leopold Stokowski do a pioneer stereo recording of Charles Ives' Fourth Symphony ... earlier considered nearly unplayable. For a while an old Stokowski quote followed Serebrier around on almost every new release: He is the greatest master of orchestral color.

Latin temperament melded to considerable skill, lighted up by marked inspiration? That is the sort of results we get when Serebrier's musical leadership catches fire. So while a pretend A&R fan might not have quickly landed in Bournemouth to sign contracts with their imaginary Dvorak orchestra - quite a few of us would have dreamed about, say, Czech PO, or perhaps, even, Theodor Kuchar and the Janacek PO? - Bournemouth turns out to pretty much have the goods, and Serebrier has a winning way with both his chosen orchestra and this composer. In the famous culmination of Dvorak's arrival in USA to assume the post of Director at a rich lady's ambitious National Conservatory in New York City, Dvorak managed the stunning nationalistic feat of remaining true to himself and his Czech Bohemia roots while fluently absorbing riches in the new, bustling culture. Thanks to students from African American (Walter Burleigh) and Native American heritage, Dvorak led the way in just those folk music inspired directions that the rich New York lady had imagined, in the first place.

Of course the New World is among the most popular - and thus, the most hackneyed in our local concert halls - of Late Romantic Nationalistic symphonies, reaching towards modernity after Wagner, Brahms. Serrebrier and company generate vitality that speaks to the warmth of human hearts as much as to the musical minds wondering, What else is new? The opening of the symphony is paced just right, though not as slow as big imposing manners have sometimes pitched it across our North American footlights. The warmth and polish and sparkle of the Dvorak woodwinds is a constant presence in this symphony, so the first movement gives those players plenty of chance to shine. Serebrier is able to strike a very nice balance between letting his orchestra departments sing and breathe, while he keeps a masterful hand on the tiller of tempo.

This magical balance invites us into the famous opening of the Largo second movement, and some listeners may fear that Serebrier has Bournemouth being too off-hand. The glowing chords that change gears in those repeated harmonies are played for songful warmth, not solemnity, and perhaps not even for as much wistful nostalgia as some may want. When the contrasting section comes that is also songful, we are called into a sort of bardic folk narrative, as if Dvorak had been inspired by some Song of Hiawatha. It's undeniably middle-European, yet North Americans have taken this magical second movement to their hearts that we claim its ways for ourselves. When the horns and lower brass take over the succulent chords that opened the second movement, we are drifting off into Rip Van Winkle slumbers as neatly as not.

The Scherzo is all a-bustle, as Dvorak's New York City must have seemed when he arrived to help that wealthy benefactress found a nationalistic school of North American music. The Trio's charms seem to be reminding us that, even as a famous European composer strolled about in such a famous big city of this era, the USA is a predominantly rural countryside replete with folks, farms, towns. Listening to Serebrier and Bournemouth I found myself thinking that this abundant, lively local rural Ethos-Mythos still cast deep, dark shadows. Part of what Walter Burleigh brought to Dvorak's conservatory was, after all, those slave songs and spirituals of the humid deep South. By the time James Agee penned his Knoxville text, acknowledging the passing of an era and the torments of displacement as a rural people saw their children move far away to big cities, and by the time Samuel Barber sets that Agee text for mourning high voice, we are far beyond the hope of having nothing but a fresh happy folk music to sing and play in America.

The final movement wraps up all that has come in the previous three chapters, consistent, energetic, beautiful, satisfying. Ah, those Dvorak woodwinds. Who knew they had settled in Bournemouth? One of Serebrier's trenchant gifts is that he knows so well how to let his orchestra breathe, sing, and then build into a less casual presence as the music gathers. The high drama that rises, then falls back in this final movement, never for a split second sounds artificial or forced. For once the winding down of the symphony's ending as those last, fading chords are held avoids sounding inept. This close now has just the right touch to remind us that we have been immersed in musical folklore, among other things.

To open and close the concert, we get two Slavonic dances, Numbers 1 of Opus 46 and 2of Opus 76. And Dvorak's Czech Suite follows the ninth symphony. One wants to hear Serebrier and Bournemouth finish up the Dvorak symphonies, then give us the three concertos, respectively, for cello, violin, and piano. Thanks Warner.
Surprisingly good 1 Oct 2013
By J. K. Davis MD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Dvorak's 'New World' is one of classical music's greatest hits and has been endlessly performed and recorded. This is one of Serebrier's relatively few forays into the core repertoire, and I feel that he really hits it out of the park. I can't point to any new ground broken here, but more often than not if you notice something different in a 'core' work like this it isn't a good thing (with a few exceptions such as Harnoncourt). The Czech Suite is well done too. In Nature's Realm doesn't excite me here or in any other performance of it I've heard. Worth owning even if you have several Dvorak 9th recordings.
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