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Syms 8/9


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  • Audio CD (April 21 1995)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000001GQ7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,720 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Symphony No.8 In G Major, Op.88: 1. Allegro con brio
2. Symphony No.8 In G Major, Op.88: 2. Adagio
3. Symphony No.8 In G Major, Op.88: 3. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
4. Symphony No.8 In G Major, Op.88: 4. Allegro, ma non troppo
5. Symphony No.9 In E Minor 'From The New World': 1. Adagio - Allegro molto
6. Symphony No.9 In E Minor 'From The New World': 2. Largo
7. Symphony No.9 In E Minor 'From The New World': 3. Scherzo. Molto vivace
8. Symphony No.9 In E Minor 'From The New World': 4. Allegro con fuoco

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Rafael Kubelik recorded Dvorak's Ninth Symphony something like four times, but it's never sounded better than it does here. In fact, when these performances were first released, they set new standards in symphonic cogency and beauty of orchestral execution. On this disc they have been carefully remastered and paired on a single midpriced CD. What a deal! One of the biggest problems in collecting classical music is that you're often faced with an embarrassment of riches--so many really fine performances of the great works. Some of these, however, stand out as classic recordings of classical music, and Kubelik's Dvorak recordings clearly belong in this elite category. --David Hurwitz

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This CD is without a doubt one of the best in my collection. It couples the two greatest of Dvorak's symphonies together on one midpriced CD, and not just any performanced of these symphonies, but the best currently available. The greatest of the romantic, emotional, and nationalistic elements that are found in Dvorak's music are present in these performances, led by Kubelik's amazing baton. Though Karajan refined this orchestra to make it the best in the world, his performances of these symphonies does not compare to those of Kubelik with the BPO. Kubelik shares a common ethnic background with Dvorak, thus he get's a better feel for the "slavic" feelings that permeate the music. The strings whine in the most emotionally stirring of ways. The brass and percussion boom and bang, in perfect balance with each other and the strings. And not only is the performance great, but so is the remastered sound. Though it is a 60's recording, and the quality is not up to par with new digital ones, it is still very good. The best performance of the famous New World symphony coupled with an amazing 8th make this CD a definite can't miss. One listen and you'll be hooked
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First, let me thank Mr. Mautner for his insightful review below. I had recently heard Dvorak's 8th for the first time in a concert by the London Symphony, Sir Colin Davis conducting, and was enthralled by this under-performed masterpiece. Reading the rave reviews here (Karajan-Hurwitz controversy notwithstanding!) coupled with the bargain price I decided it was worth a purchase. Well, I hesitate to say this, but DG could charge twice the price for this and it would be well worth it! These recordings were made 30-odd years ago but sound like they were made yesterday. I've heard few other recordings that approximate the visceral experience of a live orchestral concert as well as this one. And what performances! Kubelik "goes for the gusto" here. This is unashamed, passionate romanticism at its most electrifying. Berlin has never sounded better than here under his baton. If you love the "New World" symphony, you'll adore this -- and learn to adore the Eighth along with it.
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I know Mr. Hurvitz' reviews for a long time , he usualy write in the " Deja Vu " site , and , always he intend to show karajan like a monster , a sickeness to the music , he forgot that we need to respect the opinions of the other people , and besides , at the least some facts about Karajan'career need to be reconized ,even if you don't like his way to conducted , for example , I know places far away in my country that you can't find in a map , where the records of Karajan could arrive , and show to this people classical music , a thing that they never ever listen before , wheter or not this records are good , in my opinion this kind of things are an incomparable contribution to this kind of music . In my personal opinion you can't find a orchestra that had the sound of the berliner philarmoniker in the second half of 20th century , and Kubelik was selfconfidence in this repertory , no doubt that it's an strong interpretation , but if you ask me " what's my record of this music? " , I will say C.M.Giulini/Philarmonia , for many reasons , this record has a good price ( EMI-double-cd) good sound , and exhale life , but if someone wants Karajan , give Karajan , don't try to inflict your opinion to the other.
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I know Mr. Hurvitz' reviews for a long time , he usualy write in the " Deja Vu " site , and , always he intend to show karajan like a monster , a sickeness to the music , he forgot that we need to respect the opinions of the other people , and besides , at the least some facts about Karajan'career need to be reconized ,even if you don't like his way to conducted , for example , I know places far away in my country that you can't find in a map , where the records of Karajan could arrive , and show to this people classical music , a thing that they never ever listen before , wheter or not this records are good , in my opinion this kind of things are an incomparable contribution to this kind of music . In my personal opinion you can't find a orchestra that had the sound of the berliner philarmoniker in the second half of 20th century , and Kubelik was selfconfidence in this repertory , no doubt that it's an strong interpretation , but if you ask me " what's my record of this music? " , I will say C.M.Giulini/Philarmonia , for many reasons , this record has a good price ( EMI-double-cd) good sound , and exhale life , but if someone wants Karajan , give Karajan , don't try to inflict your opinion to the other.
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My first exposure (embarassingly, perhaps) to Dvorak's magnificent Eighth Symphony was not until graduate school, when I performed it with the Yale Philharmonia under Otto Werner-Mueller. Since that time more than 20 years ago, I have almost fanatically sought out every recording of it that I could find, and have discovered in the process that its transcendent beauty is very difficult to capture in a recording.
But not impossible. Kubelik's recording is not only beautiful sonically, but is one of the finest performances the work may ever receive. Kubelik, always a superb Dvorak conductor (hear the rerelease of his magnificent Chicago Symphony recording of the 9th from the early 50's) was at the height of his interpretive powers, and the Berlin Philharmonic sounds like the Czech Philharmonic on steroids. The results are absolutely glorious.
While there are finer recordings of the Ninth available individually, the coupling with this incredible Eighth makes this one of the truly great CD bargains. This is one of the finest CD's in my collection.
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