Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 & Symphonic Variations (Live)

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 & Symphonic Variations (Live)

Alsop, Marin

Editor's Choice

Dvořák resided in the USA at an exciting time in its musical history. From 1892 to 1895 he was the director of Jeanette Thurber's National Conservatory of Music, and it was during this period that most of his 9th Symphony was written. Influenced by spirituals and the folk music of indigenous Americans, it evokes the huge prairies he'd seen while travelling across the USA’s mid-western region. Subtitled 'From the New World', it's still particularly loved in the United States - Neil Armstrong even took a tape recording of it on Apollo 11's mission to the moon. Our recommendation features an Marin Alsop, inimitable American conductor presiding over some fabulously brassy American playing. read more

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