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Dvorák: Complete Syphonies; Slavonic Dances; Overtures; Symphonic Poems / Suitner, Kuchar, Farrer [9 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:


Works:

Symphony no 1 in C minor, B 9 “The Bells of Zlonice” by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869; Bohemia

Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 4/B 12 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865; Bohemia

Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 10/B 34 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Bohemia

Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 13/B 41 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Bohemia

Symphony no 5 in F major, Op. 76/B 54 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875; Bohemia

Symphony no 6 in D major, Op. 60/B 112 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880; Bohemia

Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885; Bohemia

Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889; Bohemia

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 “From the New World” by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; USA

Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39/B 93 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 21 Minutes 49 Secs.

My Home Overture, Op. 62/B 125a by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs.

Hussite Overture, Op. 67/B 132 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 12 Minutes 28 Secs.

In Nature’s Realm Overture, Op. 91 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; USA
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 13 Minutes 40 Secs.

Othello Overture, Op. 93 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 14 Minutes 8 Secs.

Symphonic Variations for Orchestra, Op. 78/B 70 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 20 Minutes 26 Secs.

Carnival Overture, Op. 92 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; USA
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs.

Water Goblin, Op. 107/B 195 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 20 Minutes 0 Secs.

Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 13 Minutes 38 Secs.

Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 26 Minutes 11 Secs.

Wood Dove, Op. 110/B 198 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 20 Minutes 2 Secs.

Heroic Song for Orchestra, Op. 111/B 199 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ostrava Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897; Bohemia
Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Length: 19 Minutes 44 Secs.

Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: John Farrer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Bohemia

Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147 by Antonín Dvorák

Conductor: John Farrer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1887; Bohemia

Performing these works is a trio of great ensembles: the Staatskapelle Berlin; the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra - natural experts in this type of repertoire; and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It's an excellent addition to the Brilliant Classics orchestral catalogue and records a crucial facet of one of Europe's most famous composers.



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