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Gautier Capuçon - Dvořák, Herbert: Cello Concertos (2009) (Repost)

Gautier Capuçon - Dvořák, Herbert: Cello Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:55 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 5099951903

The Dvorák Cello Concerto has become one of the most iconic concertos in the instrument's repertoire, having been recorded (often more than once) by the vast majority of cellists who typically perform concertos. With so many recordings out there, it's difficult for new recordings and new cellists to distinguish themselves. Cellist Gautier Capuçon, in this album for Virgin Classics, throws his hat into the ring along with Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. There is no denying Capuçon's impressive technical abilities; his intonation is impeccable, he maneuvers around the fingerboard with impressive ease, and his tone is rich but transparent.
Libor Pešek - Antonín Dvořák: Symphonies 1-9 & Orchestral Works [8CDs] (2000)

Libor Pešek - Antonín Dvořák: Symphonies 1-9 & Orchestral Works [8CDs] (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Total time: 08:37:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 5 61853 2 | Recorded: 1987-1996

Libor Pešek, born in Prague, recorded this rich collection of works by Dvořák with two orchestras that are closely linked with his name: the Czech Philharmonic, a natural choice for this repertoire, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Pešek, who spent 11 years as Music Director in Liverpool, voiced his admiration for the British players’ “immense interest in Czech music”, their “dedication to the score” and their capacity for playing “in the Czech manner”.
Raphael Wallfisch, LSO, Charles Mackerras - Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Dohnányi: Konzertstück (2012) (Repost)

Raphael Wallfisch, LSO, Charles Mackerras - Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Dohnányi: Konzertstück (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:17 | 279 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10715 X

Expectations run high for any disc of Charles Mackerras conducting Dvořák, and this one doesn't disappoint. He is at the top of his game here, and with an orchestra and soloist to match. No doubt this is among the first of many Mackerras reissues that will be appearing over the coming years. If they are all to this standard, then we are in for a real treat.
Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)

Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 217 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:24
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Jos van Immerseel and Claire Chevallier have enjoyed a close collaboration for many years now. Like Jos van Immerseel, Claire Chevallier loves period pianos; like him, she is a researcher and possesses her own collection of keyboard instruments.
Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk: Fantasy (2016) [Re-Up]

Antonín Dvořák: Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:06:30
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.
Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem (2015)

Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 93:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: PHI | LPH016 | Recorded: 2014

The Collegium Vocale Gent, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Philippe Herreweghe join forces once again for a monument of the sacred choral repertoire: Antonín Dvorák’s Requiem, Op. 89. This work, dating from 1890, is one of those that marked a new phase in the composer’s musical creation, in which he recognized himself ‘as much a poet as well as a musician’. In addition, this reveals the veritable nature of a composer without constraint, probably being neither a commission nor an occasional work.

Borodin Trio - Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trios Nos.1-4 (2005)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at April 22, 2020
Borodin Trio - Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trios Nos.1-4 (2005)

Borodin Trio - Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trios Nos.1-4 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 619 Mb | Total time: 155:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 241-24 | Recorded: 1983, 1985, 1992

This two-CD set pulls together the Borodin Trio's recordings of all four of Dvorák's piano trios into one package. These were originally recorded between 1983 and 1992, and despite the different dates, there is a consistency of sound in them. That sound has an ambient coldness that isn't warmed up by the music, and it balances the instruments almost equally, to the point where when the piano has the melody it doesn't stick out much from the violin and cello. It leaves the impression that hearing the Borodin Trio live would be the best way to fully appreciate its performance, because even if it were in a bad sounding hall, you would still be able to see their reactions to the music and each other.
Akiko Suwanai, Ivan Fischer, BFO - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Mazurek; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Carmen Fantasy (2001)

Antonín Dvořák: Violin Concerto; Mazurek, Op.49
Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen; Carmen Fantasy (2001)
Akiko Suwanai, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 464 531-2 | Time: 00:55:27

Dvorák’s Violin Concerto has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts on disc, one that it entirely deserves. Its critics (starting with Joachim and Brahms) dismissed it for not adopting the usual sonata-form first movement structure, instead welding the truncated opening to the gorgeous slow movement. But really, how many violin concertos are there where you can really say that the best, most characterful and highly developed movement is the finale? And what could possibly be bad about that? Clearly Fischer and Suwanai understand where the music’s going: the performance gathers steam as it proceeds, and really cuts loose in that marvelous last movement. Suwani displays a characteristically polished technique and fine intonational ear (lending a lovely purity of utterance to the slow movement), but she’s not afraid to indulge in some “down and dirty” gypsy fiddling in the finale, or in the two Sarasate items that open the program.
Clifford Curzon, Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet - Antonin Dvorak & Cesar Franck - Piano Quintets (1988) [Re-Up]

Antonín Dvorák & César Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)
Clifford Curzon, piano; Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 421 153-2 | Time: 01:09:24

This CD features two quite lovely piano quintets, beautifully played by a quartet of players from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Clifford Curzon at the piano. The first piece is by Antonin Dvorak, who composed two piano quintets. The first of these is a relatively early work that Dvorak composed in 1872 when he was 31. The second of his quintets was composed only 15 years later and remains one of his most popular chamber works. The other piece on the CD is by César Franck and, along with his other major chamber works - the violin sonata and the string quartet - reminds the listener of the atmosphere of Franck's best known work, the symphony in d minor.

VA - Dvořák: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 18, 2018
VA - Dvořák: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Dvořák: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 802 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 174:15 min

The best known of all Czech composers and one whose enduring popularity earns him a place in the top rank of classical composers. The son of a butcher, he started out as an orchestral viola player. After Brahms recommended his music for publication he turned full-time to composing in a wide range of forms but most successfully for the orchestra and for chamber music. Of his nine symphonies the most famous, From the New World was written during his time as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York. His American Quartet also dates from this time.