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DVORAK, A.: Slavonic Dances, Opp. 46 and 72 / Carnival Overture (Talich) (1935)


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DVORAK, A.: Slavonic Dances, Opp. 46 and 72 / Carnival Overture (Talich) (1935)

For almost forty years the name of Václav Talich was synonymous with the great orchestra he conducted, the Czech Philharmonic. When he made these records in November 1935, he was at the height of his career as the most charismatic Czech conductor in history. The orchestra’s autumn London visits, beginning in 1935, were eagerly awaited events, not least by the HMV technicians at Abbey Road Studios, where the art of 78rpm recording had been brought to its peak. The Slavonic Dances give Talich the chance to show the full panoply of his skills in subtlety of rhythm and orchestral colour. In Carnival, the strings’ natural portamento lends lovely curves to the second theme, while in the quiet interlude the delicately rustic Czech woodwinds come into their own. Talich was to return to all this music in the 1950s but these 1935 recordings catch an immortal partnership in full flood and vigour.

Dvorak, Antonin

  Slavonic Dances, Series 1, Op. 46, B. 83
1.   No. 1 in C Major 00:03:49
2.   No. 2 in E Minor 00:04:24
3.   No. 3 in A - Flat Major 00:04:07
4.   No. 4 in F Major 00:06:12
5.   No. 5 in A Major 00:03:20
6.   No. 6 in D Major 00:04:16
7.   No. 7 in C Minor 00:03:29
8.   No. 8 in G Minor 00:04:19
  Slavonic Dances, Series 2, Op. 72, B. 147
9.   No. 1 in B Major 00:04:05
10.   No. 2 in E Minor 00:04:17
11.   No. 3 in F Major 00:03:16
12.   No. 4 in D - Flat Major 00:04:09
13.   No. 5 in B - Flat Minor 00:02:31
14.   No. 6 in B - Flat Major 00:03:39
15.   No. 7 in C Major 00:02:59
16.   No. 8 in A - Flat Major 00:06:49
  Carnival, Op. 92, B. 169
17.   Carnival, Op. 92, B. 169 00:09:05

Total Playing Time: 01:14:46

Dvorak, Antonin

Talich, Vaclav

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111331

Barcode: 0747313333127

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Physical Release: 03/2009

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