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Fri 16 Aug, 2019:
Suk: Asrael, Op 27; Pohádka (Fairy Tale), Op 16

Here is the third and final recording of Suk's masterly Asrael under the baton of the late-lamented Jiří Bĕlohlávek (his second with the Czech...

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Wed 19 Jul, 2017:
Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op 58

Jiří Bělohlávek’s death in May at the age of 71 brought to an end a career dedicated to the championing of Czech music. The inheritor of the...

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Mon 19 Dec, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphonies – No 3 in E flat major, Op 10; No 4 in D minor, Op 13

Interesting that, in the first movement of the Fourth Symphony, the ruggedly voiced and infinitely flexible Rafael Kubelík (DG) and transparent...

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Tue 14 Jun, 2016:
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88; Overture – Carnival, Op 92; Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op 6

This is, by my reckoning, Mariss Jansons's third recording of Dvořák's Eighth Symphony. Expertly patched together from two concerts in Munich at the...

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Fri 01 Jan, 2016:
Smetana: Dalibor

If you think The Bartered Bride is Smetana’s operatic masterpiece, think again. In this revelatory live recording (of concert performances at...

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Wed 22 Oct, 2014:
Dvořák: Symphony No 6 in D major, Op 60; Suite in A major, Op 98a (American)

Dvořák 6 is a masterpiece, outgoing, exhilarating and soulful, abundant in song and dance. It may not yet be a favourite in the way that his three...

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Wed 17 Sep, 2014:
Dvořák: Complete Symphonies and Concertos

Dvořák is a household composer – due to a few everyday pieces. There is a wealth of orchestral and chamber music, and opera, to discover. Here are...

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Tue 06 May, 2014:
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104; Rondo; Silent Woods; Slavonic Dance No 8; Lasst mich allein; Goin' Home; Songs my mother taught me

The first point to strike home about the Concerto is the way Jiří Bĕlohlávek swings at the opening tutti, dancing his way through it to meet Alisa...

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Fri 21 Feb, 2014:
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33; Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94; Silent Woods, Op 68 No 5

Jacqueline du Pré's 1965 EMI recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto is often regarded as the benchmark recording of this sublime, autumnal work. Did...

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Tue 17 Dec, 2013:
Suk: A Summer's Tale, Op 29; Prague, Op 26

Suk's teacher and father-in-law Dvořák died in 1904, and his wife Otylka in 1905, events that transformed both his personality and compositional...

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