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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Recording!!, 22 May 2009
This review is from: Dvorįk: Symphony No.9 (Audio CD)
This is a great and beautifully crafted performance of 9th. Every theme and movement hold together seamlessly and the music builds up to the magnificent finale. Yes, Karajan's experience with Bruckner's symphonies is noticable - particularly the way he controls ebb and flow of the music perfectly and yet manages to let everything flow. The slow movement is one of the most beautifully played I've ever known.

Under Karajan, Moldau sounds like a scene from Wagner's opera - gloriously rich and grand. VPO's wood wind instruments are marvellous!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grand, Atmospheric, Sublime!, 17 May 2009
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This review is from: Dvorįk: Symphony No.9 (Audio CD)
I was surprised that this wonderfully atmospheric recording of Dvorak's 9th wasn't memtioned at all in BBC Radio 3's Building a Library (May 2009), and I don't know why. They chose Kubelik's classic account as the first recommendation as far as I recall.

But Karajan's version with VPO has something very special about it as the maestro adds Brucknerian grandeur and sublimity to the music. VPO's sumptuous, glowing string sound also adds to the exotic soundscape of this music. Beautifully remastered with added clarity and presence.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 7 Nov 2013
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Superb performance and recording - Fully recommended. Smetana's Moldau makes very good additional track. Von Karajan at his very best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Sep 2014
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Great version of a classic piece.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 19 Feb 2014
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Wonderful recording of the New World - both the Dvorak and the Smetana - a great combination on one CD.
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Dvorįk: Symphony No.9 "From the New World" / Smetana: The Moldau
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 "From the New World" / Smetana: The Moldau by Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker
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