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DVORAK, A.: Symphony No. 6 / JANACEK, L.: Idyll (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Composer(s):Dvorak, AntoninJanacek, Leos
Artist(s) Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572698
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Dvořák’s was a strong voice in the re-establishment of Czech musical identity, and the noble themes, open landscapes and dancing Scherzo of the Symphony No 6 bear the stamp of a genius at his height. The work can also be heard as a tribute to Brahms, who had helped him earlier in his career. Janáček’s charming Idyll reflects his preoccupation with Moravian folk-songs and rhythms as well as the influence of his friend Dvořák, identified by Jaroslav Vogel as the work’s “spiritual godfather”.


   




Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By Brian Wigman,Classical Net,May 2013

…[Dvorák’s] sixth is a simply gorgeous creation that oozes lush sonorities. Taken as a whole, the piece is unbelievably great…

The Janácek is…also a very fine piece…it’s simply gorgeous.

Schwarz and Seattle…has turned in some absolutely stunning work recently, and this is no exception. Strings are incredible, and Schwarz pays a great deal of attention to little details. Essential. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Review By David Hurwitz,ClassicsToday.com,February 2013

This Dvořák Sixth is wholly personal and worth getting to know. Contrast seems to have become the name of the game. The first movement, with its exposition repeat intact, is uncommonly swift and exciting, the Adagio unusually slow—a real adagio—but still lyrical and flowing.

In every movement Schwarz varies the pulse effectively within a phrase, making effective use of slight ritards and accents to maintain interest. It’s just thoughtful, intelligent music making, with an orchestra able to follow the conductor’s every whim.

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Review By Rob Cowan,Gramophone,February 2013

Schwarz has the full orchestra take up the main theme without broadening the tempo…His Adagio is more solemn, and broader, than either of his rivals: note the portamento thrust of the cellos at 3’51’ and the eerie chiming of alternating winds and violas soon afterwards, with the violins wafting in beyond them. Utterly magical. Of the three Scherzos, Schwarz’s seems happier to dance; and, once into the fray, the finale generates rather more in the way of excited abandon. His recording too has greater transparency…

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Review By Rob Cowan,Gramophone,February 2013

Schwarz has the full orchestra take up the main theme without broadening the tempo…His Adagio is more solemn, and broader, than either of his rivals: note the portamento thrust of the cellos at 3’51’ and the eerie chiming of alternating winds and violas soon afterwards, with the violins wafting in beyond them. Utterly magical. Of the three Scherzos, Schwarz’s seems happier to dance; and, once into the fray, the finale generates rather more in the way of excited abandon. His recording too has greater transparency…

more....


Review By Rob Cowan,Gramophone,February 2013

Schwarz has the full orchestra take up the main theme without broadening the tempo…His Adagio is more solemn, and broader, than either of his rivals: note the portamento thrust of the cellos at 3’51’ and the eerie chiming of alternating winds and violas soon afterwards, with the violins wafting in beyond them. Utterly magical. Of the three Scherzos, Schwarz’s seems happier to dance; and, once into the fray, the finale generates rather more in the way of excited abandon. His recording too has greater transparency…

more....


Review By Rob Cowan,Gramophone,February 2013

Schwarz has the full orchestra take up the main theme without broadening the tempo…His Adagio is more solemn, and broader, than either of his rivals: note the portamento thrust of the cellos at 3’51’ and the eerie chiming of alternating winds and violas soon afterwards, with the violins wafting in beyond them. Utterly magical. Of the three Scherzos, Schwarz’s seems happier to dance; and, once into the fray, the finale generates rather more in the way of excited abandon. His recording too has greater transparency…

more....


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