& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Dvorak: Sym No 9 / Serena... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.55
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Dvorak: Sym No 9 / Serenade for Wind Instruments Import

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, November 6, 2012
"Please retry"
$13.29
$6.18 $6.17

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$13.29 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Moderato, Quasi Marcia - London Symphony Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra
  2. Minuetto - London Symphony Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra
  3. Andante Con Moto - London Symphony Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra
  4. Adagio - Allegro Molto - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Philharmoniker
  5. Largo - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Philharmoniker
  6. Scherzo - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Philharmoniker
  7. Allegro Con Fuoco - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Philharmoniker


Product Details

  • Performer: István Kertész
  • Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Composer: Antonín Dvořák
  • Audio CD (November 6, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Eloquence Australia
  • ASIN: B009MP8KPG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,913 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
This recording has the usual excellent audio engineering from Decca. In Vienna (Symphony) the engineer was James Brown (March 1961) and in London (Serenade) it was Kenneth Wilkinson (May 1968). Unlike the later London recording of the Symphony, Kertesz eschews the 1st movement repeat here with the Vienna Philharmonic. The timings are 9:43-11:45-7:37-11:08. For the Serenade they are 3:19-6:10-8:28-6:03. No reason to redundantly discuss the quality of the music making as the previous reviewer covers that quite well.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
The late conductor Istvan Kertesz definitely had an affinity for Dvorak. His collection of Dvorak recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra in the 1960s introduced many to Dvorak's early symphonies and offered compelling renditions of all of the symphonies. Decca recently released a new boxed set of these works (Dvorak Complete Symphonies, Tone Poems, Overtures, Requiem), and I suggest you seek the set out if you have not heard it before. What a wonderful introduction to Dvorak's orchestral music!

This offering, on Decca's Eloquence label, also provides some compelling performances. The Serenade for Winds was recorded with the LSO in 1969, sharing many of the strengths of the Dvorak boxed set described above: great interpretation, clear and balanced recorded sound, and committed performances by the LSO musicians. Lovers of the Czech Suite should find this performance equally enjoyable.

Prior to stepping into the role of principal conductor for the LSO, Kertesz spent some time conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker. His first recording with them was this account, performed in 1961. Within the first few seconds of listening to this recording, I decided 1) the sound on this is great -- especially the way the hushed string tones blended with that first call of the horn and then the brass and 2) what a great opening atmosphere with great anticipation, explosiveness, and dancing rhythms. I've heard many performances of this symphony, and all the great versions offer strengths that set them apart from the crowd of many other serviceable renditions. This performance ebbs and swells convincingly and coherently under the guidance of Kertesz, who follows a similar outline to the later LSO performance.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This 1961 Decca recording of the symphony with the VPO was Istvan Kertesz's first Dvorak recording which preceded the famous set he then did, also for Decca, of the complete symphonies, tone poems and overtures with the LSO. The serenade makes a very apt and generous additional item and dates from 1969.

Although the complete set of the symphonies was universally praised and is still revered by collectors, there is little doubt that the general consensus is that the later version of the 9th symphony simply did not match the sheer drive and excitement of this earlier Vienna account. That this is going to be a notable event is apparent right from the outset with a tension created between the various sections of the orchestra that creates a palpable frisson of thrill.

That thrill is maintained throughout the movement with notably blazing trumpets and bursts of timpani as appropriate. The lack of exposition repeat in the first movement as was common at that time aids the sense of forward momentum which is confirmed by a further increase of tempo and tension in the concluding coda. The slow movement gives a suitable contrast, the scherzo is light but with bite and the fourth movement matches the first movement with plenty of thrill leading without any drop of spontaneous tension to the conclusion.

This recording of the symphony is notable for its unmistakable spontaneity. That spontaneity is a feature of the serenade which is kept on its toes with lively tempi and pointed phrasing from all players. It makes a very suitable partner for the symphony as it shares so many interpretive characteristics. The impression is that these two recordings were possibly the result of long takes with very little patching.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Dvorak: Sym No 9 / Serenade for Wind Instruments
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Dvorak: Sym No 9 / Serenade for Wind Instruments


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category