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Dvorák: Symphony No. 9; Smetana: 'Die Moldau' / Vienna SO; Ancerl

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Smetana, Bedrich : My Country
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Vienna 1958: Karel Ancerl wasn't simply promoting the nation as a model citizen of Czechoslovakia; rather, wherever he was in the world, he spread his very own humanistic attitude. Yet he never forgot his Bohemian roots. He championed the unpopular oeuvre of Bohuslav Martinu in equal measure to being honored for his sublime interpretations of works by Leo Janácek. To this day, his recordings of the music of Antonín Dvorak stand as expressive testaments in sound to a hard-won identity. At the height of his post-war European career, Ancerl liked to visit his friends at the Vienna Philharmonic; not only for 23 concert performances with them by 1970, but above all to record, with them, the epitome of musical freedom. Thus Dvorak's Ninth, the Symphony in e, op. 95, really does sound like it comes From the New World.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Musikverein Vienna (02/08/1958-02/10/1958).



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Works Details

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
  • Conductor: Karel Ancerl
  • Ensemble: Wiener Symphoniker
  • Notes: Musikverein Vienna (02/08/1958-02/10/1958)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Smetana, Bedrich : My Country :: Cycle of six Symphonic Poems
  • Conductor: Karel Ancerl
  • Notes: Musikverein Vienna (02/08/1958-02/10/1958)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1872-1879