Bělohlávek: Dvořák - Complete Symphonies & Concertos (24/96 FLAC)
Bělohlávek: Dvořák – Complete Symphonies & Concertos (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Alisa Weilerstein, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Garrick Ohlsson
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 6
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Decca
Size: 8.61 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disk 1
Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.3 – “The Bells of Zlonice”
01. 1. Maestoso – Allegro
02. 2. Adagio di molto
03. 3. Allegretto
04. 4. Finale (Allegro animato)

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
05. 1. Allegro
06. 2. Adagio ma non troppo
07. 3. Finale (Allegro moderato)

Disk 2
Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.4
08. 1. Allegro con moto
09. 2. Poco adagio
10. 3. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)
11. 4. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
12. 1. Allegro ma non troppo – Quasi moderato
13. 2. Adagio, ma non troppo
14. 3. Finale (Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo)

Disk 3
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.10
15. 1. Allegro moderato
16. 2. Adagio molto, tempo di marcia
17. 3. Finale (Allegro vivace)

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op.33
18. 1. Allegro agitato
19. 2. Andante sostenuto
20. 3. Allegro con fuoco

Disk 4
Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13
21. 1. Allegro
22. 2. Andante sostenuto e molto cantabile
23. 3. Scherzo (Allegro feroce)
24. 4. Finale (Allegro con brio)

Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76
25. 1. Allegro, ma non troppo
26. 2. Andante con moto
27. 3. Scherzo. Allegro scherzando
28. 4. Allegro molto

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Disk 5
Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60
29. 1. Allegro non tanto
30. 2. Adagio
31. 3. Scherzo (Furiant: Presto)
32. 4. Finale (Allegro con spirito)

Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70
33. 1. Allegro maestoso
34. 2. Poco adagio
35. 3. Scherzo (Vivace)
36. 4. Finale (Allegro)

Disk 6
Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88
37. 1. Allegro con brio
38. 2. Adagio
39. 3. Allegretto grazioso – Molto vivace
40. 4. Allegro ma non troppo

Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 – “From the New World”
41. 1. Adagio – Allegro molto
42. 2. Largo
43. 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
44. 4. Allegro con fuoco

I have been looking for a long time to get a complete cycle of the Dvorak’s symphonic output in an utterly authorized interpretation and a high-quality recorded sound. Maestro Jiri Belohlavek assumed recently this task in the company of his wonderful Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the resulting CD-box is simply a precious account of this repertoire. Not only because Belohlavek knows like nobody else the moods of the Czech music and the interconnections between its specific themes, harmonies, sonorities, melodies, tempos and deep patterns, but also for he is a refined musician of Central-European formation which blends in a fascinating proportion the passionate feeling and the clean thought. The soloists invited to perform the concertante works belong to the most proficient musicians available on the international platform today. I listened a year ago to Garrick Ohlsson performing this very Concerto for piano and orchestra in Budapest (with BFO under Ivan Fischer) and a sense of his absolute identification with this kind of music stayed with me. I recognized on disc his turn of phrase, his inspired touch and his “self-effacing” vision on this quasi-symphonic score. Frank Peter Zimmermann displays a whole gamut of sensitivity to convey in musical terms a deeply felt poem on notes for violin and orchestra. The monumental Cello Concerto with its overwhelming melodic lines and magnificent orchestration seems perfectly suitable to Alisa Weilerstein her temperament and technical skills led to a perfect immersion into the musical flow.

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