Hobbies & Crafts

Hobbies & Crafts

Video Games & Consoles

Video Games & Consoles

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Load image into Gallery viewer, Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Concertos [6 CD]
Load image into Gallery viewer, Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Concertos [6 CD]
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Concertos [6 CD]
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Concertos [6 CD]
Vendor
DECCA, ROMANTICO, MUSICA SINFONICA, BOX CLASSICA,

Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Concertos [6 CD]

4.6
Regular price
€68,00
Sale price
€68,00
Regular price
€112,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (€44,00)
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.

  • Tracked Shipping on All Orders
  • 14 Days Returns

Description

DEC 4786757; DECCA - Inghilterra; Classica Orchestrale

Shipping and Returns

  • We offer tracked shipping on all orders. Tracking information will be shared as soon as the order is dispatched.
  • Please check the delivery estimate before adding a product to the cart. This is displayed for every product on the website.
  • Available shipping methods and charges will be displayed at the time of checkout, depending on your exact location.
  • All customers are entitled to a return window of 14 days, starting from the date of delivery of the product(s).
  • Customers are advised to read our return policy for details of the return process, eligibility, refunds as well as cancellations or exchanges.
  • In case of any issues or concerns about Shipping or Returns, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Customer Reviews

Superb accountI have been looking for a long time to get a complete cycle of the Dvorak's symphonic output in an utterly authorized interpretation and a high-quality recorded sound. Maestro Jiri Belohlavek assumed recently this task in the company of his wonderful Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the resulting CD-box is simply a precious account of this repertoire. Not only because Belohlavek knows like nobody else the moods of the Czech music and the interconnections between its specific themes, harmonies, sonorities, melodies, tempos and deep patterns, but also for he is a refined musician of Central-European formation which blends in a fascinating proportion the passionate feeling and the clean thought. The soloists invited to perform the concertante works belong to the most proficient musicians available on the international platform today. I listened a year ago to Garrick Ohlsson performing this very Concerto for piano and orchestra in Budapest (with BFO under Ivan Fischer) and a sense of his absolute identification with this kind of music stayed with me. I recognized on disc his turn of phrase, his inspired touch and his "self-effacing" vision on this quasi-symphonic score. Frank Peter Zimmermann displays a whole gamut of sensitivity to convey in musical terms a deeply felt poem on notes for violin and orchestra. The monumental Cello Concerto with its overwhelming melodic lines and magnificent orchestration seems perfectly suitable to Alisa Weilerstein her temperament and technical skills led to a perfect immersion into the musical flow.A few words about the orchestra. Indisputably, it is now one of the leading symphonic ensembles of the world. Its mellow sound with warm inflections and keen insights singles it out among the greatest contemporary orchestras. For this repertory I can hardly see another orchestra of the same calibre, of the same profound understanding and empathy with the Czech music as this wonderful ensemble of exquisite fellow musicians Jiri Belohlavek, its actual chief, former pupil of Sergiu Celibidache and a world-famous conductor in his own right is the inspirational personality who from the helm of the orchestra gives it in the most natural way its deserved glare. Five stars!5nice and I like to listen again...Performance is truly memorable and emotional, I see what they are trying to do, to move people and draw people into their performance, not to impress the people for record sale, because of that, they got my vote and purchase.5An excellant complete collection.Wonderful collection of the Dvorak symphonies. The 9th has a different pace and deliberate drama. The concertos gave a fringe benefit to the collection, though the Cello Concerto was a little weak.4Fantastic value for superb recordingsWonderful set; both lyrical and lively. While one reviewer felt this set lacked some of the intensity of various other versions, I found it had the right balance of intensity and lyricism. Belohlavek is an accomplished master of this music, as is his orchestra, and the synergies between the two offer outstanding rewards to the listener. While I miss the more idiomatic sound the Czech Philharmonic produced in previous decades, they clearly have this music in their blood and the recorded sound is superb. While listening to the recordings, I had to check the packaging to confirm that these were not live performances, because the recordings possess the energy and spontaneity characteristic of live events. The added concerti are icing on the cake, making purchase of this set a no-brainer.5Czech out Dvorak!These discs are an excellent collection of Dvorak's symphonies. Excellent performances by the Czech Symphony and a couple of solo artists. I'm very happy I ordered this set.5Five StarsSuperb performances.5PROBABLY THE NEW FIRST CHOICE FOR THE COMPLETE SYMPHONIES.Highly recommended, especially for symphonies 1-6. If the remaining three do not seriously challenge favorites they are certainly well performed and recorded. The concertos are decent enough, although the cello is far to close for comfort. The best is Ohlsson's Piano Concerto which presents a serious challenge for all others. Amazing timing, with several of the discs exceeding 83 minutes.5Among the Top Sets of DvorakOver the years, I have had individual records of the symphonies of Antonin Dvorak but never a complete set. I selected this set by Jiri Belohlavek based on his wonderful recording of the Martinu symphonies and his long history of performing and recording these symphonies. An added attraction was that the set included the concerti; and I was without a recording of the piano concerto and the violin concerto.Dvorak wrote his first two symphonies in 1865, at the beginning of his career. Both are long (each over 45 minutes) and it seems that the young Dvorak was trying hard to impress. The First Symphony begins with a distinctive melody of tolling bells (hence the name The Bells of Zionice, a town where Dvorak spent his youth. Both symphonies contain the dance and bucolic melodies one associates with the composer s later symphonies. The three movement Third Symphony (1873), composed eight years after the Second is a sparkling achievement marking Dvorak s maturity as a symphonic composer. The music has some influence from Wagner, particularly in the first movement. The Fourth Symphony (1874) does not find favor with the author of the notes who finds it less confident. I have always enjoyed the symphony and find the wealth of melodies and the boldness of the finale to be the equal of the final four symphonies. It marks Dvorak s writing of melodies that can be described as nationalistic, particularly in the Scherzo. The Fifth Symphony (composed in 1875, revised in 1887) is a highly original masterpiece of from the very beginning bagpipe motif to the poignant andante and exuberant scherzo.The Sixth (1880) is thought to be Dvorak s tribute to Brahms, who helped the younger composer, particularly at the beginning of the Finale where Dvorak give a nod to the Second Symphony. The Czech Philharmonic give us a very touching slow movement followed by a vigorous Furiant and a sweeping Finale. The Seventh (1885) Symphony in D minor has some darkness to it in the close of the first movement and the Finale. The slow movement has a more serious cast to it and the Finale has a troubled ferocity alleviated by a bucolic second melody but the movement has turbulent conclusion.The exuberant Eighth Symphony (1889) is also an experiment in style as the slow movement displays a wide range of moods, veering from pastoral to dark. Maestro Belohlavek expertly gives voice to the subtle shadings and colors. The Ninth Symphony (1893) is taken at a slow tempo and the repeat was not taken, making the timing of the movement quite short. Otherwise, the Czech Philharmonic perform the music beautifully and the English horn is particularly beautiful in the Largo.The concertos that accompany the symphonies are an excellent bonus and receive excellent performances. Garrick Ohlsson is excellent in the Piano Concerto, making the most of one of Dvorak s lesser pieces. Alicia Weilerstein performs well in the Cello Concerto but I tend to favor Mstislav Rostropovich in the work. I have had the opportunity to see Frank Peter Zimmerman in concert and have always admired his direct performance style. He is superb in the Violin Concerto, very confident and meshing well with the orchestra. In this recording he plays a 1711 Stradivarius once owned by Fritz Kreisler.There are many fine recordings of Dvorak s symphonies by conductors such as Rafael Kubilik, Istvan Kertesz, Neeme Jarvi, Vaclav Neumann and Libor Pesek to name a few. This set contains some excellent performances coming as the culmination of Jiri Belohlavek s association with the Czech Philharmonic. The sound and balance is excellent for all of the performances. I also like that the set is comprehensive and the inclusion of the concerti mean that none of the symphonies are split over two discs. This set has much to offer.5Complete symphonies and 3 concertos by one of the very bsstWow! All of Dvorak's symphonies and his cello, violin, and piano concertos! His cello concerto possibly the best of any cello concerto I have heard. Having a Czech orchestra play this must have been a labor of love. Sad that his earlier symphonies not as famous as his 9th symphony. Price was really great, too.5A masterpieceI love this set. Dvorak is one of my favorite composers and, since he was Czech, I was curious to hear the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jiri Belohlavek play his music. All the symphonies and concertos are excellent. As one expects with Dvorak, the music was sweeping. Listening to this gives me faith in the world. Before this purchase I was most familiar with Dvorak's later symphonies (excellent here too) but the earlier ones are played with such mastery I have to wonder why they're not presented in concert more often. With that much music (9 symphonies and 3 concertos on 6 CDs) it is impossible to get bored. A remarkable accomplishment from the Czech Philharmonic and Maestro Belohlavek.5
Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Concertos [6 CD]

Dvorak: Complete Symphonies & Concertos [6 CD]

4.6
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€68,00
Sale price
€68,00
Regular price
€112,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (€44,00)