Kubelik: Dvorak - The Nine Symphonies, Collector's Edition (6 CD box set, APE)
Kubelik: Dvorak - The Nine Symphonies, Collector

Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bayerischen Rundfunkorchester, Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.77 GB
Recovery: +3%
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# Symphony No. 1 in C minor (“The Bells of Zlonice”), B9
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Symphony No. 4 in D minor, B. 41 (Op. 13)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, B. 12 (Op. 4)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Symphony No. 3 in E flat, B. 34 (Op. 10)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Symphony No. 5 in F major, B. 54 (Op. 76) (first published as No. 3)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Symphony No. 6 in D major, B. 112 (Op. 60) (first published as No. 1, Op. 58)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Scherzo capriccioso for orchestra, B. 131 (Op. 66)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Symphony No. 7 in D minor, B. 141 (Op. 70) (first published as No. 2)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

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# Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163 (Op.88) (first published as No. 4)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Carnival (Karneval), concert overture, B. 169 (Op. 92)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# The Wild Dove (Holoubek), symphonic poem for orchestra, B. 198 (Op. 110)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

# Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5)
Composed by Antonin Dvorak
Performed by Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik

Disc 1:
01. Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.3 – “The Bells of Zlonice” – 1. Maestoso – Allegro
02. Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.3 – “The Bells of Zlonice” – 2. Adagio di molto
03. Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.3 – “The Bells of Zlonice” – 3. Allegretto
04. Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.3 – “The Bells of Zlonice” – 4. Finale (Allegro animato)
05. Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 – 1. Allegro
06. Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 – 2. Andante sostenuto e molto cantabile

Disc 2:
01. Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 – 3. Scherzo (Allegro feroce)
02. Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 – 4. Finale (Allegro con brio)
03. Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.4 – 1. Allegro con moto
04. Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.4 – 2. Poco adagio
05. Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.4 – 3. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)
06. Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.4 – 4. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)

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Disc 3:
01. Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.10 – 1. Allegro moderato
02. Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.10 – 2. Adagio molto, tempo di marcia
03. Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.10 – 3. Finale (Allegro vivace)
04. Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 – 1. Allegro, ma non troppo
05. Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 – 2. Andante con moto
06. Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 – 3. Andante con moto – Allegro scherzando

Disc 4:
01. Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76 – 4. Allegro molto
02. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 – 1. Allegro non tanto
03. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 – 2. Adagio
04. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 – 3. Scherzo (Furiant: Presto)
05. Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60 – 4. Finale (Allegro con spirito)
06. Scherzo capriccioso, Op.66

Disc 5:
01. Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70 – 1. Allegro maestoso
02. Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70 – 2. Poco adagio
03. Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70 – 3. Scherzo (Vivace)
04. Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70 – 4. Finale (Allegro)
05. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 – 1. Allegro con brio
06. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 – 2. Adagio
07. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 – 3. Allegretto grazioso – Molto vivace
08. Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88 – 4. Allegro ma non troppo

Disc 6:
01. Carnival Overture, Op.92
02. The Wood Dove, Op.110
03. Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World” – 1. Adagio – Allegro molto
04. Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World” – 2. Largo
05. Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World” – 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
06. Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World” – 4. Allegro con fuoco

Sensational Dvorak performances

If I could give these discs more stars I would do! Rafael Kubelik was an acknowledged master in performing Dvorak’s music and the Berliner Philharmonker are in top form. For those who do not know some of the lesser known symphonies this is a treasure trove of great music from one of the greatest 19 century symphonists. Also included are the Scherzo Capriccioso, Carnival Overture and The Wood Dove.

17 Comments

  1. Kubelik is the greatest interpreter of Dvorak’s orchestral oeuvre. A must-have for lovers and student’s of Dvorak’s music.

  2. Great post and many thanks to the poster, whoever Whatever might be :mrgreen:

  3. Just downloaded Dvorak quartets. Great to get this set now too! Thanks again!

  4. many thanks for this marvelous post! i have to listen to the Horn section at the beginning of the 1st Symphony OVER and OVER….tremendous sound!

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