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Dvoark: Symphony No. 6; Slavonic Dances

Notes & Reviews:

This compact disc comes from recordings made at the Abbey Road Studios in London by HVM in the late 1930s when Talich and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra toured the United Kingdom.

"Although its initial bars sound somewhat tentative, this 1938 recording of Dvorák's Sixth Symphony by Vaclav Talich and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra quickly gathers confidence, and by the first full statement of the main theme, it is obvious that this is one of the great, if not The great, recorded performances of the work. Talich, generally acknowledged to be the greatest Czech conductor of the 20th century, turns in a performance of such gleaming power, passionate lyricism, exuberant energy, and whole-hearted love of life, that it is irresistible. With the superlative playing of the orchestra he built himself, Talich finds all the limpid beauty" -All Music Guide

”In short, this one’s for fans of Talich, the Czech Philharmonic, and Dvorak. If you can get by the archival sound, you definitely won’t regret the purchase.”-Fanfare


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