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Dvorák: Symphony No. 7; In Nature's Realm; Scherzo Capriccioso / Serebrier

Audio Samples

>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
>Dvorak, Antonin : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
>Dvorak, Antonin : Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66/B 131

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
>Dvorak, Antonin : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
>Dvorak, Antonin : Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66/B 131
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"I’m happy to report that its successor boasts comparable virtues, the 73-year-old Uruguayan maestro presiding over music-making that is at once alive, compassionate and wise – ‘old-school’ conducting of the most exalted order, in fact, and a real treat to encounter in this day and age. Serebrier’s reading of the lofty Seventh Symphony is immensely personable, songful and (with one exception in the coda) magnificently faithful to the composer’s intentions. Above all, the performance radiates a wholly entrancing freshness that stems in no small measure from Serebrier’s beguiling fluidity of pulse and intensely warm-hearted shaping of melody, combined with an intimate knowledge of the symphony’s inner workings – middle voices are attended to with particular care (and, in turn, the Bournemouth clarinets, horns and violas cover themselves in glory)... Make no mistake, this is a Seventh to cherish... The delights continue in the three remaining items on the programme... don’t miss out on this hugely rewarding anthology." -TheClassicalReview.com

Gramophone Magazine
When it comes to conducting Dvorak, Jose Serebrier isn't afraid to get mud on his boots...he presents a strong, thick-set Dvorak Seventh, managing some skilful transitions en route, in particular the way he glides from the Scherzo's first section to its more intensly expressive Trio...The final stomps and rages, much as it should, with few mannerisms.

The Arts Desk
This is a superb performance, coming from a consistently undervalued conductor and a hard-working regional orchestra. Serebrier gets the glowering opening exactly right. The dotted rhythms possess just the right kick and the orchestra's lower strings are suitably murky but always clearly defined. And despite the gloom, the outbursts of joy are thrilling...Serebrier's recent Dvorák New World was impressive, and this is better still.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Lighthouse, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset (09/21/2011/09/22/2011).



Reviews

Fresh Dvorak from Bournemouth
Dvorak had strong links to Britain. The 7th Symphony was commissioned and premiered by London's Philharmonic Society, and it finds another British champion in the Bournemouth Symphony, under the direction of the Uruguayan conductor Jose Serebrier.

The first disc in Serebrier's Dvorak series from Warner Classics was well-reviewed, with "fresh" being the most common word used to describe the oft-recorded Symphony "From the New World". This disc also has a freshness; it sounds bright and warm and new. Serebrier brings out the Brahmsian weight of this great symphony without missing the occasional touch of Bohemian grace and bucolic charm that's so typical of Dvorak. The fillers, a Slavonic Dance, the Scherzo Capriccioso and the tone poem In Nature's Realm, aren't as weighty, but show off the skills of the orchestra and the light touch of the conductor. This is a welcome addition to what is shaping up as a first-rate series.
Submitted on 05/02/12 by Dean Frey 
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Works Details

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Lighthouse, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset (09/21/2011/09/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Notes: Lighthouse, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset (09/21/2011/09/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Notes: Lighthouse, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset (09/21/2011/09/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66/B 131
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Notes: Lighthouse, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset (09/21/2011/09/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic