Dvořák: Symphony No 6

  • Catalogue Number LSO0526
    UPC 822231102625

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer

    Recorded September 2004, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en Francais / auf Deutsch

  • CD of the Week The New CD Show - Classic FM

    Classical CD of the Week '[a] terrific disc ... The composer's Bohemian origins are to the fore in this rich reading of his Pastoral symphony: joyous, lyrical, atmospheric, like an autumn walk in a Bohemian wood.' Sunday Times

    'When Colin Davis and the LSO launched their own record label with recordings of Dvorák's last two symphonies, they won instant acclaim ... they now add a resplendent Sixth ... it blazes with Bohemian warmth and vivacity. The furiant scherzo, in particular, has both energy and subtlety, while the outer movements convey their respective pastoral and urbane qualities with an authentic Czech heart.' Daily Telegraph

    'Colin Davis's performance of the Sixth joins his excellent recordings of Dvorák's last three symphonies ... His attention to orchestral detail imparts an almost chamber-music feel that is entirely beneficial. His reading of the first movement is marvellously infectious ...There is a wealth of ravishing detail in the slow movement and the finale is magnificently structured.' BBC Music Magazine

    'This Sixth bespeaks the freshness of a new discovery ... Davis also brings numerous spontaneous sounding interpretive touches that I find very appealing ... the playing is extremely beautiful, with the solo winds obviously giving their all, the brass rich and robust, and internal balances really excellent ... buy with confidence. It's really exciting.' ClassicsToday.com

    'But what makes this disc of No 6 specially welcome is that it offers a performance of exceptional clarity: at the start the syncopated thumming on horns and violas has everynote sharply defined ... The clarity is mainly due to Davis's cleanly focused reading but is helped by the Barbican acoustic ... excellent value.' Gramophone Magazine


Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra

Dvořák's Sixth Symphony secured him international fame following its premiere 1881. The influence of his native Bohemia, its sounds and its culture are abundant and give the work a refreshing flavour reminiscent of his Slavonic Dances. Sir Colin Davis's recordings of Dvořák's Symphonies Nos 8 and 9 were the first titles released on LSO Live, immediately establishing the label's international reputation. Since then the Symphony No 7 has also been released to great acclaim.

Composer   Dvořák
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Symphony No 6 in D Major: I. Allegro non tanto
2. Symphony No 6 in D Major: II. Adagio
3. Symphony No 6 in D Major: III. Scherzo (Furiant)
4. Symphony No 6 in D Major: IV. Finale - Allegro con spirito

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