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Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World' ()

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composed by Antonin Dvorák

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Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World' - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop (conductor)
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  1. Symphonic Variations for orchestra (on "I am a Fiddler" B. 66/3), B. 70 (Op. 78)
  2. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5)
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Coming as it does after disappointingly turgid readings of Brahms' four symphonies with the London Philharmonic, Marin Alsop's powerful recording of Dvorák's Ninth with the Baltimore Symphony is a surprise. Recorded live in Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Alsop's Ninth is robust and energetic, with muscular rhythms and stalwart tempos. Her Molto vivace Scherzo has real heft and weight and her closing Allegro con fuoco has drive and strength. Better yet, Alsop coaxes warm, characterful playing from the Baltimore ...