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Dvorak: Symphony No. 8; Suk: Serenade, Op. 6 / Bavarian Radio SO, Mariss Jansons

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
>Suk, Josef : Serenade for strings in E flat major, Op. 6
>Dvorak, Antonin : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Dvorak's lyrical and cheerful Eighth Symphony, which premiered successfully in Prague on February 2, 1890, is one of the famous Bohemian composer's most often-played works. He succeeded here "in writing a work different from my other symphonies, with individual thoughts elaborated in a new way". Every movement and every melody in this music reflects the fact that it was wholly inspired by the landscape of Bohemia. Dvorak's close familiarity with and love of Slavonic folk music can be clearly heard, as can his deep preoccupation with thes ymphonies of Tchaikovsky: the rhapsodic Adagio and the waltz-like Scherzo for example, in their melodic inventiveness as well as their formal structure, are both highly reminiscent of the famous Russian composer. - Alongside Dvorak's much-performed Ninth Symphony, his Eighth is a further masterpiece of late 19-th century instrumental music. Josef Suk's Serenade for Strings of 1892 is far more than a mere time-filler on this CD. The first successful composition by this budding Czech composer - who was Dvorak's pupil and son-in-law - is audibly influenced by the musical and aesthetic ideas of his teacher and mentor, but is also a highly individual work in its own right and an important example of the genre. In the recordings of the two concerts performed in the Philharmonie im Gasteig on January 29 and 30, 2016, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Mariss Jansons successfully demonstrated that Dvorak's traditional yet visionary symphonic writing continues to retain all its validity today: the interpretation is sensitive, dynamic and majestic. Suk's Serenade for Strings was recorded in a studio only a few days beforehand.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: München, Philharmonie im Gasteig (01/25/2016); München, Philharmonie im Gasteig (01/29/2016-01/30/2016).



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>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • Notes: München, Philharmonie im Gasteig (01/29/2016-01/30/2016)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Suk, Josef : Serenade for strings in E flat major, Op. 6
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 25 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Dvorak, Antonin : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Running Time: 9 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral