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Classics Explained: Dvorak - Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World'

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XM 8065
Classics Explained: Dvorak - Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World'
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Download Size: 167 Mb
Running Time: 02:28:37
Digital UPC: 0636943806524

Release Date: July 2002
Originally recorded in 2002
Jeremy Siepmann
Antonín Dvorák
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Spoken Word

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Classics Explained: Dvorak - Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World'
Jeremy Siepmann
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Few works for the concert hall have won such immediate and continuing popularity as Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'. Dramatic, lyrical, and spacious, it presents a rich panorama of ravishing and exciting orchestral colours, reflecting the experiences and emotions of the great Czech composer during his years in America towards the end of the nineteenth century. Its abiding magic might seem beyond analysis, but in this detailed and fascinating tour Jeremy Siepmann explores the inner-workings of a masterpiece, his enthusiasm not only intact but enhanced. Dvorák's 'New World' Symphony is undoubtedly a much-played, much-loved masterpiece - but why? What are the 'New World' connections, and how does it link with the 19th-century symphonic tradition that was so much the composer's musical heritage? This informal but fascinating and detailed account enriches our appreciation of one of the most popular symphonies without the need for any theoretical knowledge of music. 

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