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Fabulous Compositions: Antonín Dvořák – Humoresque No. 7, Op. 101



Conductor: Jiři Stárek
Orchestra: SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern

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Great Compositions/Performances: “The Wild Dove” , Antonin Dvorak , Alexander Rahbari with London Philharmonic Orchestra


The Wild Dove op.110 (Symphonic poem)
Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Conductor :Alexander Rahbari
London Philharmonic Orchestra , Henry Wood Hall 
Sound Engineer : Mike Clements

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59 [Ingryd Thorson & Julian Thurber, piano]



Ingryd Thorson & Julian Thurber, piano

Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59

1. Allegretto non troppo, quasi andantino [D minor] 3’03
2. Molto moderato [G major] 4’08
3. Allegro giusto [G minor] 4’11
4. Molto maestoso [C major] 5’30
5. Allegro giusto [A flat major] 4’16
6. Allegro con moto [C sharp minor] 4’21
7. Allegretto grazioso [A major] 2’14
8. Un poco allegretto e grazioso, quasi andantino [F major] 3’16
9. Andante con moto [D major] 2’27
10. Andante [B flat minor] 3’14

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Great Compositions/Performances: Smetana, Kubelik: Ma Vlast (The Moldau, 2/6)


From:  Ma Vlast:
II: Vltava (The Moldau)

Bedrich Smetana, composer
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik
Studio Recording, 1952 (Mercury Living Presence)

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Most Beautiful Music: Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991



Dvořák – Symohony No. 9 in E minor op. 95 “From The New World”
Münchner Philharmoniker conducted by Sergiu Celibidache
Recorded 1991
1. Adagio – Allegro molto
2. Largo
3. Scherzo. Molto vivace
4. Allegro con fuoco

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Antonín Dvořák – Slavonic Dances, Op. 46



Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Farrer

Antonín Dvořák – Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
1. No.1 in C major 4’00
2. No.2 in E minor 6’00
3. No.3 in A flat major 5’22
4. No.4 in F major 7’59
5. No.5 in A major 3’16
6. No.6 in D major 5’15
7. No.7 in C minor 3’34
8. No.8 in G minot 4’05
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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Antonin Dvorak – Symphonic Variations, Op. 78



In this 2004 studio recording, Theodore Kuchar conducts the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra.

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The CD set also includes Dvorak‘s Czech Suite, Carnival Overture, Golden Spinning Wheel, and Otello.
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This recording of Dvorak’s Symphonic Variations is owned by Brilliant Classics.

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: The Moldau/Vltava by Bedřich Smetana – Symphonic poem from “Ma Vlast- My Country”



Vltava- Ma Vlast:  Bedřich SmetanaSymphonic poem
The London Symphony Orchestra,  Alfred Scholz 
conducting

 

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Edvard Grieg – Humoresque op 6 no 1



Tempo di Valse. From Edvard Grieg – Anniversary Collection recorded by Norwegian Pianist Knut Erik Jensen

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Itzhak Perlman Bach Violin Sonata No.1 BWV 1001


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque #7 in Gb Op 101/7: Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman


Humoresques (Czech: Humoresky), Op. 101 (B. 187), is a piano cycle by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, written during the summer of 1894. One writer says “the seventh Humoresque is probably the most famous small piano work ever written after Beethoven‘s Für Elise[1]

History
During his stay in America, when Dvořák was director of the Conservatory in New York from 1892 to 1895, the composer collected many interesting musical themes in his sketchbooks. He used some of these ideas in other compositions, notably the “From the New World” Symphony, the “American” String Quartet, the Quintet in E Flat Major, and the Sonatina for Violin, but some remained unused.

In 1894 Dvořák spent the summer with his family in Bohemia, at Vysoká u Příbrami. During this “vacation”, Dvořák began to use the collected material and to compose a new cycle of short piano pieces. On 19 July 1894 Dvořák sketched the first Humoresque in B major, today number 6 in the cycle. However, the composer soon started to create scores for the pieces that were intended to be published. The score was completed on 27 August 1894.
The cycle was entitled Humoresques shortly before Dvořák sent the score to his German publisher F. Simrock. The composition was published by Simrock in Autumn, 1894.
The publisher took advantage of the great popularity of the seventh Humoresque to produce arrangements for many instruments and ensembles. The piece was later also published as a song with various lyrics. It has also been arranged for choir.[2] The melody was also used as the theme of Slappy Squirrel in the popular animated television show Animaniacs. In 2004 the vocal group Beethoven’s Wig used Humoresque as the basis for a song entitled Dvořák the Czechoslovak.
Structure
The cycle consists of eight pieces:

  1. Vivace (E♭ minor)
  2. Poco andante (B major)
  3. Poco andante e molto cantabile (A♭ major)
  4. Poco andante (F major)
  5. Vivace (A minor)
  6. Poco allegretto (B major)
  7. Poco lento e grazioso (G♭ major)
  8. Poco andante—Vivace–Meno mosso, quasi Tempo I (B minor)

The main theme of the first Humoresque was sketched in New York on New Year’s Eve 1892, with the inscription “Marche funèbre” (sic).[3] The minor theme was accompanied with the inscription “people singing in the street”. The opening theme of the fourth piece was also sketched in New York, among ideas intended for the unrealized opera Hiawatha. The “American” style is also apparent in other themes of the Humoresques.[4]

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Make Music Part of Your Life – Series: Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141


Antonín DvořákSymphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141
1. Allegro maestoso 12’42
2. Poco adagio-F major 10’21
3. Scherzo, vivace poco meno mosso 7’49
4. Finale, allegro 9’49
****The work, at approximately 40 minutes in length, is scored for an orchestra of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A and B♭, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in D and F, 2 trumpets in C, D, and F, 3 trombonestimpani and strings***

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler

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Title page of the score of Dvořák’s seventh symphony, with portrait of Hans von Bülow

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141, by Antonín Dvořák (published as No. 2) was first performed in London on April 22, 1885 shortly after the piece was completed on March 17, 1885.

Composition history

Dvořák’s work on the symphony began on December 13, 1884. Dvořák heard and admired Brahms‘s new 3rd Symphony, and this prompted him to think of writing of a new symphony himself. So it was fortuitous that in that same year the Philharmonic Society of London invited him to write a new symphony and elected him as an honorary member. A month later, after his daily walk to the railway station in Prague, he said “the first subject of my new symphony flashed in to my mind on the arrival of the festive train bringing our countrymen from Pest”. The Czechs were in fact coming to the National Theatre in Prague, where there was to be a musical evening to support the political struggles of the Czech nation. He resolved that his new symphony would reflect this struggle. In doing so the symphony would also reveal something of his personal struggle in reconciling his simple and peaceful countryman’s feelings with his intense patriotism and his wish to see the Czech nation flourish.

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GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From The New World” / Karajan · Vienna Philarmonic



Great presentation of the Great Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan, playing the 9th Symphony of Antonin Dvorak “From the new world”. 

Gran presentación de la Filarmónica de Viena conducida por Herbert von Karajan, interpretando la novena sinfonía de Antonin Dvorak “Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo”.

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(0:37) 1st mvt (Adagio, Allegro Molto)
(10:42) 2nd mvt (Largo)
(23:30) 3rd mvt (Scherzo, Molto Vivace)
(32:07) 4rth mvt (Allegro con fuoco)

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Great Compositions/Performances: Isaac Stern Plays Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor op. 53, Eugene Ormandy Conduction The Philharmonia Orchestra (the year is 1965)



Great Compositions/Performances: Isaac Stern Plays Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor op. 53, Eugene Ormandy Conduction The Philharmonia Orchestra (the year is 1965)

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Great Performances: Valentina Nafornita – RUSALKA



Valentina Nafornita, Rusalka (Dvorak), 12.12.2009, Romanian Atheneum. Romanian National Youth Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Mandeal
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Great Compositions/Performances: Ruggiero RICCI plays WIENIAWSKI Scherzo-Tarantelle Op.16 – 1980


Henryk Wieniawski ( July 10, 1835 Lublin, Cong...

Henryk Wieniawski ( July 10, 1835 Lublin, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – March 31, 1880 Moscow) was a Polish composer and violinist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henryk WIENIAWSKI: Scherzo-Tarantelle, in G minor Op.16 (1855)
Ruggiero RICCI, violin – Joanna Gruenberg, piano (rec: 1980)
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UNFORGETTABLE COMPOSITIONS: Antonín Dvořák – Water Goblin, Op. 107 Dedicated to all my friends writing for the best among us – children of the world: be inspired!


Antonín Dvořák – Water Goblin,
Op. 107

The Water Goblin (CzechVodník; initially published by N. Simrock with the English title The Water-Fay) is a symphonic poemOp. 107 (B. 195), written by Antonín Dvořák in 1896.

The source of inspiration for The Water Goblin was a poem found in a collection published by Karel Jaromír Erben under the title Kytice. Four of the six symphonic poems that Dvořák composed were inspired by works of poetry found in that collection.

Poem

Vodník tells a story in four parts of a mischievous water goblin who traps drowning souls in upturned teacups.[1][2]

  • A water goblin is sitting on a poplar by the lake, singing to the moon and sewing a green coat and red boots for his wedding soon to come.
  • A mother tells her daughter of a dream she had about clothing her daughter in white robes swirling like foaming water and with pearls of tears hiding deep distress around her neck. She feels this dream was a presentiment and warns her daughter not to go to the lake. Despite the mother’s warnings, the daughter is drawn to the lake as if possessed and leaves for the lake to do her laundry. The moment she hands down her first garment into the water, the bridge on which she was sitting collapses. As the water engulfs her she is abducted by the malevolent water goblin who lives there.
  • He takes her to his underwater castle and marries her with black crayfish for the groomsmen and fishes for her bridesmaids. After the birth of their first child, the abducted wife sings it a lullaby, which enrages the water goblin. She tries to calm him down and pleads to be allowed ashore to visit her mother once. He gives in on three conditions: She is not to embrace a single soul, not even her mother; she has to leave the baby behind as a hostage; and she will return by the bells of the evening vespers.
  • The reunion of mother and daughter is very sad but full of love. When evening falls the distraught mother keeps her daughter and forbids her to go even when the bells are ringing. The water goblin becomes angry, forsakes his lair in the lake and thumps on the door ordering the girl to go with him because his dinner has to be made. When the mother tells him to go away and eat whatever he has for dinner in his lair, he knocks again, saying his bed needs to be made. Again the mother tells him to leave them alone, after which the goblin says their child is hungry and crying. To this plea the mother tells him to bring the child to them. In a furious rage the goblin returns to the lake and through the shrieking storm screams that pierce the soul are heard. The storm ends with a loud crash that stirs up the mother and her daughter. When opening the door the mother finds a tiny head without a body and a tiny body without a head lying in their blood on the doorstep of her hut.

Composition

Dvořák’s symphonic piece, which is written in the form of a rondo,[3] follows Erben’s written verses remarkably closely; in many places the text fits literary to Dvořák’s music.[4] This may well be a result of the fact that Dvořák derived his themes from putting Erben’s words to music. This way Dvořák produced 7 themes, mostly four bars long for this symphonic poem.

First the water goblin is introduced with a four bar theme starting three repeated notes. These three repeats prove to be vital for the whole composition: Most other themes start with three repeats, the timpani gives a three beat rhythm to the section where the girl wants to go to the lake, the church bells ring three times each at eight o’clock, the water goblin knocks three times on the door.

Second the daughter is introduced with a lovely innocent theme, where the triangle gives her a sparkling twinkle in her eyes. However nice this theme may sound the basis is the same three repeat that formed the basis for the goblin theme. The great difference is in the way they are played: the goblin is in a staccato form presented, where all three notes are short and distinctive of sound, and the girl has a legato played theme, where the three notes are played long, and almost glide over in each other.

The third theme introduces the mother with a suspense theme in b minor which makes the mood even more sad. Again her theme starts with three notes, though the rhythm of the notes is turned around. The suspense is formed by the chromatism in the secondary theme. Later on Dvořák uses these two themes the other way around, as if the secondary theme becomes the primary, and primary the secondary.[5]

The next section Dvořák changes from the minor to the B major key to indicate the persistent state of mind of the daughter when she heads off to the lake. In this section an important role has been given to the timpani, who play a solo, even though its to be played less loud then the rest of the orchestra.[6] They again play the three note repeats, but Dvořák makes a variation on it as well. He changes from three 8th notes to five 16th notes and back and forth and so on. He might have wanted to show the spell the daughter is under, but for sure it makes the coming apocalypse more vivid then if he had only used the original 3 beats. This section ends with a ritardando (slow down), so the listener is prepared for a sudden fast and short swirl in the violins when the bridge cracks.

The next section starts with a sudden E-C-G chord, as the girl hits the water. Dvořák changes key back to b minor for the water goblin theme, and he speeds up the tempo to a lively allegro vivo, which depicts the swirling waters engulfing the girl, for which Dvořák uses as well the Russian device of a descending whole tone scale[7][8] and the diabolic delight of the water goblin.[9]

The Water Goblin is scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 tubas, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, tam-tam, bells and strings.

The work had its full public premiere in London on 14 November 1896. It had received a semi-public performance on 1 June 1896 at the Prague Conservatory under Antonín Bennewitz.[10]

Letter to Hirschfeld

For the Austrian première in Vienna by the Vienna Philharmonic under Hans Richter on 22 November 1896, Dr. Robert Hirschfeld was asked to write the program notes. For this occasion Dvořák composed a letter stating his intentions and musical solutions for the translation of Erbens poem into music.[11]

  • Allegro vivace : The water goblin (flutes) alone.
  • Andante sostenuto : The girl (clarinet) and her mother (violins), who tells the girl of a bad dream and warns her not to go near the lake.
  • Allegro vivo : The girl ignores the warning (violins and oboes) and falls into the lake, and into the hands of the watergoblin.
  • Andante mesto come prima : The misery of the underwater world.
  • Un poco più lento e molto tranquillo : the girl sings a lullaby for her baby (flute and oboe).
  • Andante : The water goblin tells her to stop singing in a fury and they have a quarrel, which ends that the girl is permitted to go visit her mother, but has to be back before the bells of the vespers.
  • Lento assai : The girl goes home to her mother (cellos and trombones), where they have a sad reunion.
  • Allegro vivace : The storm on the lake, the church bells are heard after which knocking on the door and eventually a loud bang when the goblin throws the dead child against the door.
  • Andante sostenuto : croaking frogs (piccolo and flutes), the mother’s moaning about that Friday, which was an unlucky day (cor anglais and bass clarinet), the mother’s terrible distress (oboes, cellos and basses). The water goblin’s mysterious disappearance into the depth of the lake.

 

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Antonín Dvořák – Bagatelles, Op. 47



Alberni String Quartet.
Howard Davis, violin.
Peter Pople, violin.
Roger Best, violin/viola.
David Smith, cello.
Virginia Black, harmonium

Antonín Dvořák – Bagatelles, Op. 47
1. Allegretto scherzando 2’59
2. Tempo di menuetto, grazioso 3’16
3. Allegretto scherzando 2’56
4. Canon, andante con moto 3’27
5. Poco allegro 4’21

 

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Antonín Dvořák – From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68


Published on Sep 23, 2012

Ingryd Thorson & Julian Thurber, piano

Antonín Dvořák – From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68

  • In the Spinning Room,  Allegro molto [D major] 
  • By the Black Lake,  Lento [F sharp minor/major] 
  • Walpurgis Night,  Molto vivace [B falt major] 
  • In Wait,  Allegro comodo [F major
  • Silent Woods,  Lento e molto cantabile [D flat major
  • From Troubled Times,  Allegro con fuoco [A minor]

 

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Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 10



Symfonie č. 3 Es dur, Op. 10

00:00 Allegro moderato
11:33 Adagio molto, tempo di marcia
28:27 Finale. Allegro vivace

Czech philharmonic orchestra, Václav Neumann
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Česká filharmonie, Václav Neumann
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Symphony no.3 in E flat major was premiered by Bedřich Smetana in 1874. It was a great moment for young Dvořák, because it was his first big score played in public. You can heard in this symphony typical dvořák’s melodies but also some inspiration from Liszt or Wagner (work with motives, harmonies).

 

Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 2


 

Fabulous Performers: Roggiero Ricci plays Antonín Dvořák’s – Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, B. 108



Ruggiero Ricci, violin. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind (1977)

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Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 (B.108) is a concerto for violin and orchestra composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1879. The concerto was premiered in 1883 by František Ondříček in Prague. He also gave the premieres in Vienna and London. Today it remains an important work in the violin repertoire.

The concerto’s structure is the classical three movements of fast-slow-fast.

  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Adagio ma non troppo
  3. Finale: Allegro giocoso ma non troppo

Antonín Dvořák was inspired to write his concerto after having met Joseph Joachim in 1878 and composed the work with the intention of dedicating it him. However, when he finished the concerto in 1879, Joachim became skeptical about it. Joachim was a strict classicist and objected to Dvořák’sinter alia, or his abrupt truncation of the first movement’s orchestral tutti. Joachim also didn’t like the fact that the recapitulation was cut short and that it led directly to the slow second movement. It is also assumed that he was upset with the persistent repetition found in the third movement. However, Joachim never said anything outright and instead claimed to be editing the solo part. He never actually performed the piece.

Notable recordings of the concerto include:

 

 

FABULOUS PERFORMANCES: A. Dvorak – Slavonic dance No. 2 in E minor op. 72



A. Dvorak – Slavonic dance No. 2 in E minor op. 72

Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Cello: Yo-Yo Ma
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

 

Antonín Dvořák – Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar



This is the “Life” part of the “Nature, Life and Love” trilogy. Performed by SYO Philharmonic led by acclaimed conductor, composer and educator Brian Buggy OAMhttp://syo.com.au

The Carnival Overture, Opus. 92, B. 169, was written by Antonin Dvořák in 1892. It is part of a “Nature, Life and Love” trilogy of overtures written by Dvořák, forming the second “Life” part. The other two parts of the trilogy are overture in a trilogy of overtures that included In Nature’s Realm, Op. 91 (“Nature”) and Othello, Op. 93 (“Love”).

The overture is scored for two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, english horn, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba,timpani, triangle, cymbals, tambourine, harp and strings.

 

Great Compsition/Performances: Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dances [Op. 46 & Op. 72]



The Slavonic Dances are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Opus 46 and Opus 72 respectively; they were inspired by Johannes Brahms’s own Hungarian Dances.

The types of dances upon which Dvořák based his music include the furiant, the dumka, the polka, the sousedská, the skočná, the mazurka, the odzemek, the špacírka, the kolo and the polonaise.

Opus 46
0:00 No. 1 in C major: Presto (Furiant)
3:38 No. 2 in E minor: Allegretto scherzando (Dumka)
8:21 No. 3 in A-flat major: Poco allegro (Polka)
12:31 No. 4 in F major: Tempo di Minuetto (Sousedská)
20:19 No. 5 in A major: Allegro vivace (Skočná)
23:31 No. 6 in D major: Allegretto scherzando (Sousedská)
28:05 No. 7 in C minor: Allegro assai (Skočná)
31:19 No. 8 in G minor: Presto (Furiant)

Opus 72
34:58 No. 1 (9) in B major: Molto vivace (Odzemek)
38:33 No. 2 (10) in E minor: Allegretto grazioso (Starodávný)
43:42 No. 3 (11) in F major: Allegro (Skočná)
46:51 No. 4 (12) in D-flat major: Allegretto grazioso (Dumka)
51:48 No. 5 (13) in B-flat minor: Poco adagio (Špacírka)
54:08 No. 6 (14) in B-flat major: Moderato, quasi Minuetto (Starodávný -”Ancient”-)
57:43 No. 7 (15) in C major: Allegro vivace (Kolo)
1:00:51 No. 8 (16) in A-flat major: Grazioso e lento, ma non troppo, quasi tempo di Valse (Sousedská)

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Jacqueline du Pré “Cello Concerto ” Dvorak (1. Mov.)



Cello Concerto in B minor op. 104 
by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
1. Movement “Allegro
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Radio Symphony Orchestra Stockholm
Sergiu Celebidache, conductor
26.XI.1967

 

Michael Collins, London Winds & RNO. Dvorak Serenade for wind instruments, cello and bass op.44



September 9, 2012. The RNO’s Fourth Grand Festival. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia.
Antonín Dvořák. Serenade for wind instruments, cello and double-bass in D minor Op. 44, B. 77.
I. Moderato, quasi marcia;
II. Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto;
III. Andante con moto;
IV. Finale. Allegro molto;

London Winds & Russian National Orchestra joint ensemble:
Michael Collins, clarinet;
Dmitry Aizenstadt, clarinet;
Gareth Hulse, oboe;
Olga Tomilova, oboe;
Julie Price, bassoon;
Andrei Shamidanov, bassoon;
Elizaveta Vilkovyskaya, double bassoon;
Laurence Davies, horn;
Alexei Serov, horn;
German Bushuev, horn;
Alexander Gotgelf, cello;
Rustem Gabdullin, double bass.

Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 No.1, in C – Antonin Dvorak



Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 #1 in C – Antonin Dvorak /
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Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191



Antonín DvořákCello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 Complete All
The Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, by Antonín Dvořák was the composer’s last solo concerto, and was written in 1894–1895 for his friend, the cellist Hanuš Wihan, but premiered by the English cellist Leo Stern
Structure
The piece is scored for a full romantic orchestra (with the exception of a 4th horn) containing two flutes (second doubling piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, three horns, two trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle (last movement only), and strings, and is in the standard three-movement concerto format:
Allegro (B minor then B major)
Adagio, ma non troppo (G major)
Finale: Allegro moderato — Andante — Allegro vivo (B minor then B major)

 

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11



Rudolf Firkusny, piano. Ruggiero Ricci, violin. Zara Nelsova, cello. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11 9’51

 

ANTONIN DVORÁK – SINFONIE NO. 8 IN G-DUR OP. 88 – WIENER PHILHARMONIKER – HERBERT VON KARAJAN



I. Allegro con brio[0:06]
II. Adagio – [9:57]
III. Allegretto grazioso, molto vivace – [21:28]
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – [27:05]
Wiener Philharmoniker - 
Herbert von Karajan, Leitung -
Großer Musikvereinssaal Wien -
Januar/Februar 1985

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Symphony No. 8
by Antonín Dvořák
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Title page of the autograph score
Key G major
Catalogue
  • Op. 88
  • B. 163
Style Romantic
Composed 26 August 1889 – 8 November 1889 –Vysoká u Příbramě
Dedication Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts
Published 1890
Movements 4
Premiere
Date 2 February 1890
Location Prague
Conductor Antonín Dvořák
Performers Orchestra of the National Theatre

The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, is a symphony by Antonín Dvořák, composed in 1889 at Vysoká u PříbraměBohemia, on the occasion of his election to the Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts. Continue reading

JSO Hochtaunus plays: Amerikanische Suite Op. 98 (Antonin Dvorak) (American Suite) (I love the bird singin gin the trees, it add so much to the music!)



Amerikanische Suite Op. 98 (Antonin Dvorak)’ (American Suite)
Open-Air performance -Session 2013- of the’Jugend-Sinfonie-Orchester Hochtaunus’ ( Youth Symphony Orchestra ‘Hochtaunus’).
http://www.jso-jc-hochtaunus.de/
Location: Open-Air Museum ‘Hessenpark‘ , Neu-Anspach
http://www.hessenpark.de/
05 July 2013
Director: Lars Keitel http://www.lars-keitel.de/

 

Beethoven : String Quartet n°8 in F Major, op. 59-2 “Razumovsky”, Barylli Quartet



Recording of the Barylli Quartet playing Beethoven’s String Quartet n°8 in E Minor, op. 59-2 “Razumovsky“.

I. Allegro
II. Molto Adagio (11:01)
III. Allegretto (25:17)
IV. Presto (34:58)

Mozaartsaal Konzerthaus – 1956

 

Dvořák – Czech Suite, Op. 39


Composer: Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar

Adolf Čech conducted the first performance in Prague on May 16, 1879

I. Preludium (Pastorale)Allegro moderato
II. Polka - Allegretto grazioso
III. Sousedská (Minuetto) – Allegro giusto
IV. Romance (Romanza) – Andante con moto
V. Finale (Furiant) – Presto

 

Michael Collins, London Winds & RNO. Dvorak Serenade for wind instruments, cello and bass op.44



September 9, 2012. The RNO’s Fourth Grand Festival. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia.
Antonín Dvořák. Serenade for wind instruments, cello and double-bass in D minor Op. 44, B. 77.
I. Moderato, quasi marcia;
II. Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto;
III. Andante con moto;
IV. Finale. Allegro molto;

London Winds & Russian National Orchestra joint ensemble:
Michael Collins, clarinet;
Dmitry Aizenstadt, clarinet;
Gareth Hulse, oboe;
Olga Tomilova, oboe;
Julie Price, bassoon;
Andrei Shamidanov, bassoon;
Elizaveta Vilkovyskaya, double bassoon;
Laurence Davies, horn;
Alexei Serov, horn;
German Bushuev, horn;
Alexander Gotgelf, cello;
Rustem Gabdullin, double bass.

 

Carulli – Concerto in E minor, Op 140, I – Allegro ‘guitar & orchestra’


 

Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dances [Op. 46 & Op. 72]



The Slavonic Dances are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Opus 46 and Opus 72 respectively; they were inspired by Johannes Brahms’s own Hungarian Dances.

The types of dances upon which Dvořák based his music include the furiant, the dumka, the polka, the sousedská, the skočná, the mazurka, the odzemek, the špacírka, the kolo and the polonaise.

Opus 46
0:00 No. 1 in C major: Presto (Furiant)
3:38 No. 2 in E minor: Allegretto scherzando (Dumka)
8:21 No. 3 in A-flat major: Poco allegro (Polka)
12:31 No. 4 in F major: Tempo di Minuetto (Sousedská)
20:19 No. 5 in A major: Allegro vivace (Skočná)
23:31 No. 6 in D major: Allegretto scherzando (Sousedská)
28:05 No. 7 in C minor: Allegro assai (Skočná)
31:19 No. 8 in G minor: Presto (Furiant)

Opus 72
34:58 No. 1 (9) in B major: Molto vivace (Odzemek)
38:33 No. 2 (10) in E minor: Allegretto grazioso (Starodávný)
43:42 No. 3 (11) in F major: Allegro (Skočná)
46:51 No. 4 (12) in D-flat major: Allegretto grazioso (Dumka)
51:48 No. 5 (13) in B-flat minor: Poco adagio (Špacírka)
54:08 No. 6 (14) in B-flat major: Moderato, quasi Minuetto (Starodávný -”Ancient”-)
57:43 No. 7 (15) in C major: Allegro vivace (Kolo)
1:00:51 No. 8 (16) in A-flat major: Grazioso e lento, ma non troppo, quasi tempo di Valse (Sousedská)

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Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 46 Antonin Dvorak (and the Lesser Traveled Road…A perfect marriage!)


"Lesser Traveled Road'-oil painting (my Art Collection)

“Lesser Traveled Road’-oil painting (my Art Collection)


This song is performed by the “Berlin Festival Orchestra”, and Composed by Antonin Dvorak. He was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. His works include operas, symphonic, choral and chamber music. His best-known works include his New World Symphony, the Slavonic Dances, “American” String Quartet, and Cello Concerto in B minor.

Dvorak was commissioned by the publisher Simrock to compose a sequel to the Brahms “Hungarian Dances“, since that collection had put a considerable chunk of change into his pocket, and he relished the idea of repeating the pleasurable experience with the less expensive composer.

 

Dvorak – Piano Quintet No.2 in A, Op.81



[Verbier 2013]
Yuri Bashmet
Vilde Frang
Daniil Trifonov
Renaud Capuçon
Gautier Capuçon

 
 Antonín Dvořák‘s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155, is a quintet for piano, 2 violinsviola, and cello. It was composed between August 18 and October 8 of 1887, and was premiered in Prague on January 6, 1888. The quintet is acknowledged as one of the masterpieces in the form, along with those of Schubert,SchumannBrahms and Shostakovich.[1]

The music has four movements:

  1. Allegro, ma non tanto
  2. DumkaAndante con moto
  3. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
  4. Finale: Allegro.

 

 

Antonín Dvořák – Requiem


Antonín Dvořák – Requiem

Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No. 3 (Sofia Symphony Orchestra, V. Kazandjiev)


Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No. 3,
(Sofia Symphony Orchestra, V. Kazandjiev)

Antonín Dvořák – Slavonic Dances, Op. 46



Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Farrer
Antonín DvořákSlavonic Dances, Op. 46
1. No.1 in C major 4’00
2. No.2 in E minor 6’00
3. No.3 in A flat major 5’22
4. No.4 in F major 7’59
5. No.5 in A major 3’16
6. No.6 in D major 5’15
7. No.7 in C minor 3’34
8. No.8 in G minor 4’05

 

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, in E minor, “From The New World”: Karajan · Vienna Philarmonic



Great presentation of the Great Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan, playing the 9th Symphony of Antonin Dvorak “From the new world”. 

(0:37) 1st mvt (Adagio, Allegro Molto)
(10:42) 2nd mvt (Largo)
(23:30) 3rd mvt (Scherzo, Molto Vivace)
(32:07) 4rth mvt (Allegro con fuoco)

Gran presentación de la Filarmónica de Viena conducida por Herbert von Karajan, interpretando la novena sinfonía de Antonin Dvorak “Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo”.    Telemonde 1992

From Wikipedia: Continue reading

Dvořák / String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” (Cleveland Quartet)



Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, B. 179 “American” (1893)

00:00 - Allegro ma non troppo
09:08 - Lento
16:14 - Molto vivace
20:00 - Finale. Vivace ma non troppo

Performed by the Cleveland Quartet (Telarc, 1991).

“From its first performance, Dvořák’s ‘American’ Quartet has enjoyed lasting popularity for its tunefulness, its rhythmic verve, and its happy interplay of the four instruments. Continue reading

Karel Ancerl “Overture Husitska” (“Hussite” Overture) by Antonin Dvorak (another divine composition)



Concert Overture Husitska op 67
by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Karel Ancerl, conductor
Prague 1961

BRAHMS 16 Hungarian Dances – LSO, Antal Dorati, 1960



Johannes BRAHMS: 16 Hungarian Dances WoO 1 (1869)
0:20 / No.5, G min: Allegro – Vivace (orch. Martin Schmeling)
2:29 / No.6, D maj: Vivace (orch. Martin Schmeling)
5:15 / No.7, F maj: Allegretto – Vivo (orch. Martin Schmeling)
7:12 / No.21, E min: Vivace – E major: Più Presto (orch. Dvorak*)
8:38 / No.11, D min: Poco andante (orch. Albert Parlow)
12:04 / No.2, D min: Allegro non assai-Vivace (*/Andreas Hallen)
14:50 / No.1, G min: Allegro molto (orch. Johannes Brahms)
17:32 / No.10, F maj: Presto (orch. Johannes Brahms)
19:20 / No.3, F maj: Allegretto (orch. Johannes Brahms)
21:32 / No.18, D maj: Molto vivace (orch. Antonin Dvorak)
22:57 / No.17, F# min: Andantino – Vivace (orch. Dvorak)
25:32 / No.19, B min: Allegretto (orch. Antonin Dvorak)
27:35 / No.20, E min: Poco allegretto – Vivace (orch. Dvorak)
29:56 / No.12, D min: Presto (orch. Albert Parlow)
32:06 / No.15, Bb maj: Allegretto grazioso (orch. Albert Parlow)
34:54 / No.4, F# min: Poco sostenuto – Vivace (orch. Paul Juon)
London Symphony Orchestra – Antal Doráti, conductor
(rec: 1960) Continue reading

Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66 — Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Järvi



Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66 14’52

Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 6 in D Major Op. 60 B. 112 (1880)



Symphony No. 6 by Antonin Dvorak. Conducted by Otmar Suitner with the Berliner Staatskapelle. 

I. Allegro Non Tanto - 00:00
II. Adagio - 12:49
III. Scherzo – Presto23:03
IV. Finale – Allegro Con Spirito - 31:30

Dvořák wrote his Sixth Symphony for the conductor Hans Richter and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 1880, but the prejudices Continue reading

Violin Concerto in A minor Opus 53 (III Giocoso Ma Non Troppo) by Antonin Dvorak- David Oistrach


Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 (B.108) is a concerto for violin and orchestra composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1879. The concerto was premiered in 1883 by František Ondříček in Prague. He also gave the premieres in Vienna and London. Today it remains an important work in the violin repertoire.

The concerto’s structure is the classical three movements of fast-slow-fast.

  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Adagio ma non troppo
  3. Finale: Allegro giocoso ma non troppo

Antonín Dvořák was inspired to write his concerto after having met Joseph Joachim in 1878 and composed the work with the intention of dedicating it him. However, when he finished the concerto in 1879, Joachim became skeptical about it. Joachim was a strict classicist and objected to Dvořák’s inter alia, or his abrupt truncation of the first movement’s orchestral tutti. Joachim also didn’t like the fact that the recapitulation was cut short and that it led directly to the slow second movement. It is also assumed that he was upset with the persistent repetition found in the third movement. However, Joachim never said anything outright and instead claimed to be editing the solo part. He never actually performed the piece.

(Sourse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_Concerto_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k)

Antonín Dvořák – Serenade for Strings in E major, op.22 (Highlights)



Composition and premiere

1875 was a fruitful year for Dvořák‘s composing. This was the same year that he wrote his Symphony No. 5, String Quintet No. 2, Piano Trio No. 1, the opera Vanda, and the Moravian Duets. These were happy times in his life. His marriage was young, and his first son had been born. For the first time in his life, he was starting to be recognized as a composer, and was able to live stably without fear of poverty. He received a generous stipend from a commission in Vienna, which allowed him to compose his Fifth Symphony and several chamber works as well as the Serenade.

Allegedly, Dvořák wrote the Serenade in just 12 days, from 3–14 May. The piece was premiered in Prague on 10 December 1876 by Adolf Čech and the combined orchestras of the Czech and German theatres. It was published in 1877 in the composer’s piano duet arrangement by Emanuel Starý in Prague. The score was printed two years later by Bote and Bock, Berlin.
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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenade_for_Strings_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k)