Dvořák: Symphonie Nr. 9, 'Aus der Neuen Welt" - Heldenlied, Op. 111
Andris Nelsons & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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I. Adagio - Allegro molto
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III. Molto vivace
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IV. Allegro con fuoco
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All The Great Tunes
"From The New World" is full of great, memorable tunes (John Williams certainly remembered one of them in scoring the Star Wars films. The trouble with memorable melodies is finding ways of keeping a freshness in their performance - of making audiences fall in love with them again or feel they are finding them for the first time. This is what the BRSO under Nelsons's guidance achieves in full measure in this recording. Although there is an elegaic quality to some of the themes in the piece - the Largo (or Hovis tune, if you are of a certain age and from the UK) for example - what springs out of this performance is a sense of joy in playing these familiar tunes alongside verve and a sense of excitement. The "Heldenlied" is a less familiar work by Dvorak but, on this showing, it deserves more attention - I loved it.