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Smetana: Vltava; Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'

Album Summary

>Smetana, Bedrich : Ma vlast
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

A recording from an orchestra synonymous with the two great composers. And the conductor who introduced the Czech Philharmonic to the world. Smetana wrote Vltava less than two months before suddenly losing his hearing. It was an emphatic answer to the speculations that this tragic circumstance would put an end to his compositional career. The "Story of a Czech River" would become a symbol of everything Czech, a hymn celebrating the Czech land, the Czech nation and its traditions. On the other hand, Dvorak's time in America, crowned by the triumph of Symphony No. 9, "From the New World", clearly demonstrated the international quality of Czech music - the power of its heredity as well as the ability to reflect and co-create the development of music in the world. Smetana was at the birth of the "Czech music" phenomenon, while Dvorak ensured that this phenomenon became known worldwide.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Rudolfinum, Prague.


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Works Details

>Smetana, Bedrich : Má vlast :: 112/2
  • Conductor: Karel Ancerl
  • Running Time: 12 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
  • Conductor: Karel Ancerl
  • Notes: Rudolfinum, Prague (12/05/1961-12/06/1961)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral