Sir Colin Davis

Dvorák: Symphonies Nos 6-9 (Box Set)

LSO0071 3CD

Dvorák Symphonies Nos 6-9

Dvorák Symphonies Nos 6-9

Sir Colin Davis conductor

CD of the Week Classic FM 

As one of the leading figures of nationalism in music, Dvorák's symphonies exude the essence of his Czech homeland. They are laced with folk tunes and dances from his native Bohemia that echo his earlier Slavonic Dances. The Ninth Symphony, 'From the New World', was written whilst living in America and features the instantly recognisable cor anglais melody.

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CD of the Week Classic FM

'a resplendent Sixth ... it blazes with Bohemian warmth and vivacity' Daily Telegraph, Symphony No 6

'Colin Davis's performance of the Sixth joins his excellent recordings of Dvorák's last three symphonies ... His attention to orchestral detail imparts an almost chamber-music feel that it entirely beneficial.His reading of the first movement is marvellously infectious ... There is a wealth of ravishing detail in the slow movement and the finale is magnificently structured' BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 6

'this Sixth bespeaks the freshness of a new discovery ... buy with confidence. It's really exciting', Symphony No 6

Classical CD of the Week 'sumptuous ... an unmissable bargain' Sunday Times, Symphony No 6 

'The LSO Live label was launched with the release ... of Dvorák's Eighth and Ninth symphonies, both of which immediately became benchmark recordings for those works.This new CD ... is surely destined for similar status' Daily Telegraph, Symphony No 7

'Colin Davis and the LSO give a tremendous account ... gorgeously played ... brilliantly executed' Evening Standard, Symphony No 7

'Davis masterminds a performance of imposing authority ... definitely one to snap up' Gramophone, Symphony No 7

'More successfully than any other recording, he captures the slow movement's elusive heart of darkness'
Outstanding Recording BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 8

'Magnificent performances ... a joy from start to finish'
The Express, Symphony No 8

'highly successful ... Full marks!' International Record Review, Symphony No 8

'excellent' Mail On Sunday, Symphony No 8

'Davis offers a story and a sense of conviction that place his performance in a wholly different league' BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 9

'Magnificent performances ... a joy from start to finish' The Express, Symphony No 9

'highly successful ... Full marks!' International Record Review, Symphony No 9

'excellent' Mail On Sunday, Symphony No 9


Sir Colin Davis conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Tony Faulkner and Jonathan Stokes balance engineers

Symphony No 6 recorded September 2004, Barbican, London
Symphony No 7 recorded March 2001, Barbican, London
Symphony No 8 recorded October 1999, Barbican, London
Symphony No 9 recorded September 1999, Barbican, London
High density recordings

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

Catalogue number - LSO0071
UPC - 822231107125

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