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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 - From the New World, Op. 95 / Carnival Overture / Slavonic Dances Nos. 1 & 3


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  • Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Audio CD (September 29, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000C293
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,328 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95: I. Adagio - Allegro molto
2. Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95: II. Largo
3. Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95: III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
4. Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95: IV. Allegro con fuoco
5. Carnival Overture, Op. 92: Allegro - Andante con moto - Allegro
6. Slavonic Dance No. 1in C Major: 1. Presto
7. Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A-flat Major: 1. Poco allegro

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This, the first of Leonard Bernstein's two recordings of this symphony, is vastly superior to his remake on DG. It's a vital, impulsive performance, with a daringly fast tempo in the Scherzo, and a very satisfying culmination in the closing pages. It's simply another reminder of what a reliable, and above all musical, conductor Bernstein was. This mid-price series, called "Bernstein Century," is a real collectors' edition. Great stuff. --David Hurwitz

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It's so clear and powerful.
SU LEI
This remains at the top for me followed by Istvan Kertesz and the 1960 London Symphony reading and Sir Georg Solti with the Chicago Symphony.
Tahseen Nakavi
Although I have a like for all of these, something must be said of Bernstein's recording here.
Trevor Gillespie

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Gillespie on August 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Personally, I can't believe that I am the first person to review this Dvorak 9 on Amazon.com. I have grown a special affinity for the 9th Symphony of Dvorak. Previously, I have purchased many recordings of the 9th: two by Karajan, two by Kubelik, Maazel, Dohnanyi, Previn, and a few others. Although I have a like for all of these, something must be said of Bernstein's recording here. He brings to this symphony a spontaneous and crisp freshness. Many of the tympani rolls are emphasized a little more than other recordings. The third movement is something quite impressive. Immediately you can tell that the pace is faster than most other recordings. It doesn't sound rushed. Rather, it shows the skill of the New York Philharmonic and the pure fun that a Scherzo can be. As the symphony reaches its final notes, I can't help but have that same feeling of satisfaction that I had the first time I heard it live. Also, although this was recorded in the 60s, the sound is incredibly revealing. Don't be scared off if you're a hesitant buyer when it comes to non-digital' recordings.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Buxton on January 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I enjoy this recording of the "New World" very much, perhaps more than any other of the half dozen or so recordings I have of the work (with the possible exception of Harnoncourt's recent recording with the Concertgebouw on Teldec). What is exceptional about this recording is its freshness and clarity and a sense of total involvement by the musicians. The louder and softer sections are heard equally well. I noticed this especially at the end of the famous Largo. If you judge a performance of this symphony primarily by this movement, there is much to enjoy here. All the tenderness is brought out wonderfully without over-sentimentalizing too much. The third movement scherzo is taken considerably faster than is conventional, but it is held together well and seems somehow the correct tempo. The Carnival overture is a little gem of a piece, also played well, and the dances are two of Dvorak's most well known.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Kaufman on January 7, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Dvorak's 9th is easily one of the most famous pieces of classical music, and certainly I share in the love that many have for this piece. I know it very well, and thus it's been hard to find a recording that truly agrees with me.

I hate to give such a difference of opinion here, but I really do not have the same opinion as most people seem to with this recording of Dvorak's 9th. The reason for this is mainly the second movement; for whatever reason, many conductors take this piece at a tempo that to my ears just seems very slow and pondering. Yes, it is an adagio, but it is also a very song-like melody that needs to flow, and Bernstein here simply does not put forth the forward movement that to me is needed here. In the 4th movement, also, he seems to slow and speed a bit too eclecticly that grates on me, though the music is marvelously played with wonderful brass.

On the flip side, there are the first and third movements. Simply put, this is the finest rendition of the first movement I've ever heard. It contains all the enegery needed, and what is possibly my favorite musical moment ever -- the spot where there is a low flute solo at the end of the exposition -- is so beautiful I want to melt. So to the third movement is great, though perhaps a bit TOO fast (better too fast than too slow in this case, though), and if it weren't for the second movement's problems I'd say that these two movements make this a must buy.

As for the rest of the CD, it too has ups and downs. On the up is the Carnival Overture, given a fine performance full of excitement and vigor. On the down, however, are the Slavonic Dances, which lack excitement and vigor, and like other parts of the CD are just too slow.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter K. Gardner on March 5, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This performance of the classic "New World" symphony, in my opinion, is the best available. First of all, the remastering is outstanding, the performance is absolutely complete (following all the composer's 'repeat' indications in the score (something rarely heard or adhered to). The only thing I find to be somewhat disappointing (although really not a complaint) is Bernstein's breakneck tempi; this is a pet-peeve of mine applicable to almost every present-day or recent conductor. Slow it down man! This recording is so far the only one I'd recommend to new listeners. BRAVO
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Trtek on October 4, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I sometimes wonder if my preference for Bernstein's version of Dvorak's New World Symphony is based on nostalgia alone. This was not the first recording of the work I ever heard -- I don't know which one it was, but it wasn't Bernstein's -- yet I think sometimes that I might be conflating the fact that this symphony was one of the first pieces of classical music I ever heard with equally early remembrances of Bernstein's Young People's Concerts. In any case, just one listen will convince me that, no, it's not nostalgia. This is good. Very good. There are the various misconceptions and controversies concerning the sources of Dvorak's work, but even if the inspirations were Bohemian rather than American, Bernstein and the NYPO manage to give this piece an expansive American feel that I don't particularly hear in most other performances that have come my way. Szell's version is good, but I like this one better. The accompanying material -- the Carnival Overture and two of the Op. 46 Slavonic Dances -- doesn't come across as well to me, sounding a bit ponderous and bloated. The symphony is the star of this disc, and it shines extremely well in this rendition.
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