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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

by NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT

Release Date: 08 October 2021

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Warner Classics

£19.99

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World Limited 180gram Vinyl LP

Overview:

This is a landmark recording dating from 1999 by Nikolaus Harnoncourt with one of the greatest orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam! See below the impressive review made on Gramophone Magazine, putting this album on the top of the discography.
“Harnoncourt has some distinguished Concertgebouw forebears, not least structure-conscious Sir Colin Davis and combustible Antal Dorati. This, though, beats them all. Auspicious happenings register within the first few pages: carefully drawn woodwind lines, basses that calm meticulously from fierce fortissimo to tense pianissimo, provocative bassoons and an effortless passage into the lovely flute melody. At the start of the development section, piano violins really are played leggiero (lightly), a significant detail that most rivals gloss over. [...] Harnoncourt’s Largo is something of a minor miracle. Undulating clarinets register against shimmering string tremolandos and, beyond the beautifully judged approach to the Meno passage, you suddenly hear quiet second-violin pizzicato chords that you almost never notice in concert. The finale itself never sags, and for the home straight Harnoncourt treads a course somewhere between the printed Allegro con fuoco and the expressive broadening that Dvořák later sanctioned. Most admirable about Harnoncourt’s Dvořák is its close proximity to nature: barely a minute passes that isn’t somewhere touched by verdure or sunshine.”

Recorded in high definition this album is released here for the first time in digital HD. The LP sound takes also huge advantage of it.

Featured Tracks:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178

SIDE A

I. Adagio – Allegro molto

II. Largo

SIDE B

III. Scherzo: Molto vivace

IV. Allegro con fuoco

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