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Dvorak: Overtures - In Nature's Realm; Carnival; Othello; My Home; Hussite / Prague Philharmonia, Jakub Hrusa

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Nature, Life & Love (Príroda, Zivot a Láska), concert overtures, B. 168/B. 169/B. 174 (Op. 91)
>Dvorak, Antonin : My Home (Domov muj), concert overture (arr. from Josef Kajetán Tyl, B. 125), B. 125a (Op. 62)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Hussite Overture, Op. 67/B 132
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Antonin Dvorak's overtures are comparable in length and form to the first movement of a symphony. The pieces were written with the intention of preceding a performance of a spoken play or opera. The works on this recording, however, begin to show a transition away from the preceding purpose and toward full independence, each overture expressing a story or scene rather than anticipating what is to follow. My Home was originally performed as an overture to a play in 1882. The play however, fell out of the repertoire, but the overture has lived on. The Hussite Overture from 1883 was written with the intention of preceding a play which was never completed, but again, the overture survived. The overtures In Nature's Realm, Carnival, and Othello, ranging in composition date from 1891-1892, were intended from the beginning to be concert works, with the 'plot' specified by the title or verbal indications written into the manuscript score.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2016
Attentive, well played and very well recorded.

Sunday Times, 14th February 2016
Dvorak initially intended all the pieces to be played in sequence, as here, but they rarely are. The Czech musicians play this music, and the earlier My Home and Hussite, with native zeal: glorious woodwinds evoke Dvorak's al fresco scene - painting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Forum Karlin in Prague, Czech Republic (01/2015).



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>Dvorak, Antonin : Nature, Life & Love (Príroda, Zivot a Láska), concert overtures, B. 168/B. 169/B. 174 (Op. 91)
  • Conductor: Jakub Hrusa
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonia
  • Notes: Composition written: 03/31/1891-01/18/1892.
  • Running Time: 14 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Dvorak, Antonin : My Home (Domov muj), concert overture (arr. from Josef Kajetán Tyl, B. 125), B. 125a (Op. 62)
  • Conductor: Jakub Hrusa
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1882

>Dvorak, Antonin : Hussite Overture, Op. 67/B 132
  • Conductor: Jakub Hrusa
  • Running Time: 13 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral