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> Slavonic Dances, Series 1, Op. 46, B. 83 - 16 Slavonic Dances: No. 1 in C major, Op. 46, No. 1
> Stabat Mater, Op. 58, B. 71 - Stabat Mater, Op. 58, B. 71: Fac ut portem Christi mortem
> Serenade in D minor, Op. 44, B. 77 - Serenade, Op. 44: I. Moderato, quasi marcia
> Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104: II. Adagio ma non troppo
> Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81, B. 155 - Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81: III. Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace
> Czech Suite, Op. 39, B. 93 - Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39: II. Polka
> 10 Legends, Op. 59, B. 117 - 10 Legends, Op. 59: No. 2 in G major
> Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World" - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": II. Largo
> 2 Waltzes, Op. 54 - 2 Waltzes, Op. 54: No. 1 in A major
> Romance in F minor, Op. 11, B. 39 - Romance in F minor, Op. 11
> My Homeland, Op. 62, B. 125a - My Homeland, Op. 62
> Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203 - Rusalka, Op. 114, Act I: O silver moon, "Song to the Moon"
> The Noon Witch, Op. 108, B. 196 - The Noon Witch (Polednice), Op. 108

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163
>Dvorak, Antonin : Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Strings
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83
>Dvorak, Antonin : Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
>Dvorak, Antonin : Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 100/B 183
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Dvorak, Antonin : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for piano, 4 hands, B. 78 (Op. 46)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
>Dvorak, Antonin : Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155
>Dvorak, Antonin : Czech Suite, for orchestra in D major, B. 93 (Op. 39)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Legends (10), for piano, 4 hands, B. 117 (Op. 59)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Waltzes (8) for piano, B. 101 (Op. 54)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Romance for violin & piano in F minor (arr. from Andante of Str Qrt no 5), B. 38 (Op. 11)
>Dvorak, Antonin : My Home Overture, Op. 62/B 125a
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Notes & Reviews:

Antonin Dvorak is considered the greatest of the Czech nationalist composers of the later 19th century, and he continues to enjoy the widest international popularity. This 2-CD set features Dvorak's most frequently performed and recorded works, including excerpts from the 'New World Symphony,' his 'Cello Concerto,' and his light-hearted 'Humoresques.'



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>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187 :: no 7. Poco lento e grazioso in G flat major
  • Performer: Stefan Veselka (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 08/07/1894-08/27/1894.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" :: III. Scherzo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1893

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 :: III. Allegretto grazioso - Mol
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55 :: no 4. Songs my mother tau
  • Performers: Qian Zhou (Violin); Edmund Battersby (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: ?01/18/1880-02/23/1880.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Serenade for Strings :: I. Moderato
  • Conductor: Jaroslav Krcek
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83 :: no 2 in E minor
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky" :: III. Andante - Vivace non troppo
  • Ensemble: Joachim Trio
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 :: III. Scherzo
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 100/B 183 :: II. Larghetto
  • Performers: Qian Zhou (Violin); Edmund Battersby (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 11/19/1893-12/03/1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72) :: no 2 in E minor
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: O, Silver Moon
  • Performer: Jana Valaskova
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Slavonic Dances (8) for piano, 4 hands, B. 78 (Op. 46) :: no 1 in C major
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71 :: Fac ut portem Christi mortem
  • Performers: Christine Brewer (Soprano); John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44 :: I. Moderato, quasi marcia
  • Ensemble: Wind Soloists of the Oslo Philharmonic (Wind Soloi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 :: II. Adagio ma non troppo
  • Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello)
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 12 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 :: III. Scherzo (Furiant) - Molto vi
  • Performer: Ivan Klánsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Czech Suite, for orchestra in D major, B. 93 (Op. 39) :: II. Polka
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Notes: Composition written: ?04/1879.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?04/1879

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Legends (10), for piano, 4 hands, B. 117 (Op. 59) :: no 2 in G major
  • Performers: Silke-Thora Matthies (Piano); Christian Kohn (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/30/1880-03/22/1881.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" :: II. La
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Waltzes (8) for piano, B. 101 (Op. 54) :: no 1
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/01/1879-01/17/1880.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Romance for violin & piano in F minor (arr. from Andante of Str Qrt no 5), B. 38 (Op. 11)
  • Performers: Qian Zhou (Violin); Edmund Battersby (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : My Home Overture, Op. 62/B 125a
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1882