Customer Reviews

24
4.8 out of 5 stars
Dvorák: Symphony No 9 'From The New World'.
Format: Audio CDChange
Price:£7.30+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

142 of 144 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2003
A splendid bargain in every way. This recording is, as the series suggests "A Legendary Recording from the Deutsche Gramophon Catalogue." Kubelik brings a sense of mystery, and a cheery air to Dvorak. I have heard the Karajan recording from 1965, and although it is good, this recording does win with flying colours.
In 8, Kubelik does not hesitate to slow down, indeed some bits are daringly slow, especially the third movement, but he then compensates by whipping things back up into a vigorous tempo in the finale. Watch out for some bouncy rhythms in the first movement, exciting fanfares, and bouncy timpani playing in the second movement.
In the almost too well known Ninth (From the New World), this makes outstanding value for money. An essential acquisition for any Dvorak lover, and for anyone new to Dvorak. The romantically expressive opening is particularly telling. The largo is a moving, enjoyable solo from the cor anglais at a nice steady speed. The scherzo is not as much of a tap dance as Sir Colin Davis' LSO Live recording, but does come close behind. The finale is quicker than any other recordings I have heard, but only slightly.
In general, this recording is a truly great one, that any classical music lover should not be without, and at this price, it makes outstanding value for money.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2013
I'm very new to classical music (spent years listening to metal and hard rock). This recording is an absolute treasure; it's like reading a book without words. You get pulled in, tossed about, and enjoy every second of the journey.

Spectacular.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2012
Not a lot to add, but played very loud this is a sensational experience. I was, to be honest, unfamiliar with Kubelik prior to this, but his reading is fantastic
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 4 April 2011
I've had a few versions of this Symphony over the years, but this is my favourite by far. It's a classic work, which can stand lots of re-listening... get it for your collection!
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2011
This is a fantastic CD. I have never bought a bad Deutsche Gramaphon recording and this is no exception. The Amazon price is excellent so a real bargain if you want an excellent recording of Symphony No 9 from Dvorak.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 12 June 2015
I hear too many orchestral works these days that sound as though the conductor showed up, played it through once, tracked it then went home, leaving the sound engineers to complete the butchery. This rendering is the other end of the scale - you can hear the difference that the hours of rehearsal that no doubt went into the recording have made. The dynamics may be a little extreme, but you should never listen to orchestral music in a moving car anyway. There's a rare precision in the balance between and within sections that marks this out as exceptional. This a great example of what can be achieved when the players - and the conductor - simply listen to what they are doing.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2012
A true traditional favourite from one of my favourite composers and superbly compiled, an excellent CD for lovers of fine music.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2013
I had not heard any Kubelik recordings for a long time until I started purchasing music from the Amazon store. I know, from lots of record reviews I have read, that Kubelik is a very highly respected conductor, one of the best of his time. Not only that, but he has made many excellent recordings of very high quality in terms of the orchestra, the conducting and the sound. Not only that, but the prices of these recordings bargain prices. This recording is no exception.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 April 2014
These Kubelik accounts bring refinement, passion, power and poetry together in wonderfully paced accounts from Kubelik that sound so natural. There is an incandescence about both performances which sets these readings apart and the sound holds up remarkably well. These are beautifully played and lovingly interpreted performances which are dramatic and full of character and as a pairing on disc this coupling remains at the top of the listings of desirable accounts.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 23 May 2015
This recording is very good and I enjoy listening to it.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Dvorák: Symphony No.9
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 by Antonín Dvorák (Audio CD - 2010)


Symphony 9 from the New World
Symphony 9 from the New World by Antonin Dvorak (Audio CD - 2000)
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.