Dvorak’s New World Symphony is counted among the most successful and distinctive symphonies ever written and it loses none of its drama or appeal on repeated playing. It is available here in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound performed by the Houston Symphony conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Inspired by American spirituals and Henry Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha, this infectiously tuneful work with its brilliantly colorful orchestration and rhythmic verve has its creative wellspring in Dvorak’s own homesickness. It was condescendingly described by his critics as a “Czech composer’s impression of the country” but its qualities were never in doubt and its inventiveness and warmth radiate from every page. From beautiful, wistful melodies, to unfettered exuberance and glorious, sustained climaxes, this extraordinary symphony has it all.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor
Total time: 00:53:56
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Job Maarse and Blanton Alspaugh
Mark Donahue & John Newton (Soundmirror Inc, Boston)
Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas
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|Release Date||March 3, 2017|
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