Composer: Antonín Dvořák
Orchestra: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 691 MB
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’
01. I. Adagio – Allegro molto
02. II. Largo
03. III. Molto vivace
04. IV. Allegro con fuoco
Czech Suite, Op. 39
05. I. Preludium: Allegro moderato
06. II. Polka: Allegretto grazioso
07. III. Minuetto: Allegro giusto
08. IV. Romance: Andante con moto
09. V. Finale: Presto
10. My Home Overture, Op. 62
Recorded: 2009, 2010
Recording Venue: Dewan Filharmonic PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Following their acclaimed recordings of Dvořák’s Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8, Claus Peter Flor and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra come to his Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’.
Since its première, Symphony No. 9 has remained one of his most popular works. It was composed in America and, in the words of the composer, uses ‘simply written original themes embodying the peculiarities of the Indian music’, developing them ‘with all the resources of modern rhythms, harmony, counterpoint and orchestral colour.’
Dvořák performed the overture Můj domov (My Home) at the Czech première of the Ninth. Part of the incidental music for a play, the overture is based on two popular songs, one of which, Kde domov můj (Where Is My Home), would later become the Czechoslovakian national anthem.
Another of Dvořák’s ‘nationalistic’ works appears here – the light-hearted Czech Suite, consisting of five movements, all based on the dance rhythms of Bohemia, Moravia and Central Europe.