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Dvorak: Symphony no 6, etc / Belohlávek, Czech PO

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Wood Dove, Op. 110/B 198
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Belohlávek has referred to his Czech orchestra's 'singing art of playing' and its 'mellow sound' and indeed it's Bohemia's woods, fields and wildlife, rather than energetic village green festivities, that linger in the memory here. Perhaps you shouldn't expect a Czech Philharmonic performance to 'go' or leap about excitedly in the manner of Kertész's with the LSO; in these days of high adrenalin, high contrast and high definition, there's a lot to be said for a less assertive and vigorous approach, always artlessly sung, and for this orchestra's Old World tim- bres a Brahmsian fireside glow, for example, to the Symphony's first movement second subject on cellos and horns (beautifully eased in by Belohlávek). These horns, always more rounded in tone than their rasping counterparts in London (Kertész), bear an obvious family resemblance to the woodwind, not only in timbre, but also in the use of vibrato (again, that 'singing art of playing'). And the 'silver moon' flute is one of this disc's principal joys. Belohlávek also projects the drama of The wild dove with relish. Chandos guarantees a sepia-toned warmth throughout.



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>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Wood Dove, Op. 110/B 198
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (06/23/1991/06/25/1992)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112
  • Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
  • Notes: Dvorák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (06/23/1991/06/25/1992)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral