Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar
My Home (Czech: Domov můj, předehra ke hře F. F. Šamberka), Op. 62, B. 125a, is an overture in C major by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. The overture was composed from December 1881 to January 23, 1882 as one of nine numbers comprising the incidental music for the play Josef Kajetán Tyl by František Ferdinand Šamberk. Dvořák constructed the music in sonata form on two song themes associated with the play’s protagonist, Czech dramatist Josef Kajetán Tyl: “Kde domov můj?” by František Škroup, and the folk tune “Na tom našem dvoře”. Škroup composed “Kde domov můj?” (Where is my home?) in 1834 to a text written by Tyl. The song quickly became popular and was later designated as the Czech national anthem. “Na tom našem dvoře” was a song sung in productions of Strakonický dudák (The Bagpiper of Strakonice), one of Tyl’s most popular plays. The overture is largely performed separately as a concert work, usually lasting about ten minutes. Many conductors have conducted this piece including Jan Kučera, Bohumil Gregor and Karel Ančerl.
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Antonín Dvořák – Symphony 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 trombones, timpani and strings***
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler
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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.
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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Záznam z Novoročního koncertu České filharmonie 1. 1. 2013 v pražském Rudolfinu. / Czech Philharmonic performing at the 2013 New Year Eve’s concert in Rudolfinum, Prague.
Jiří Bělohlávek — dirigent / conductor
Zvuk: Český rozhlas / Audio: Czech Radio
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