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Dvorak At 170

09/08/11 8:00AM

For being Czech through and through, it's interesting that some of Antonin Dvorak's music is known for its distinctly American voice. We'll hear his popular (and VERY Czech) "Slavonic Rhapsody #3" and "Symphonic Variations" today for the anniversary of his 170th birthday.



Slavonic Rhapsody #3
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
CD/Album: "Great Conductors of the 20th Century - Rafael Kubelik"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 62863
Note: (recorded January 24, 1959 at Kingsway Hall, London)


Student Travels (French Polka)
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Ensemble: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Soloists: Vienna Men's Choral Society
CD/Album: "J. Strauss JR: Works for Male Chorus and Orchestra"
Record co./Cat #: Marco Polo 8.223250


Piano Sonata #6 in F, Op. 10/2
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Alfred Brendel, piano
CD/Album: "Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas"
Record co./Cat #: Philips 412575


Symphony in d, Op. 12 "La Casa del Diavolo"
Composer: Luigi Boccherini
Ensemble: London Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Ross Pople
CD/Album: "Boccherini Symphonies 6,8,14"
Record co./Cat #: Hyperion 66236
Note: (on melodies from Gluck's ballet, "Don Juan")


Suite in d, "Gratitudo" i
Composer: Georg Muffat
Ensemble: Cantilena
Conductor: Adrian Shepherd
CD/Album: "Music From the Court of Salzburg"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8448


Gypsy Melodies, Op. 55: #4 - Songs My Mother Taught Me
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Soloists: Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano ; Malcolm Martineau, piano
CD/Album: "Magdalena Kozena: Songs My Mother Taught Me"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 4776665


Symphonic Variations
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
CD/Album: "Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 etc."
Record co./Cat #: London 417598


Mladi ("Youth") for Wind Sextet
Composer: Leos Janacek
Ensemble: Caramour Festival Orchestra members
Conductor: Julius Rudel
CD/Album: "Janacek: Nursery Rhymes - Youth - Capriccio - Concertino"
Record co./Cat #: Phoenix 109
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