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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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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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Product Details

  • Orchestra: New York Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Audio CD (September 29, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • Run Time: 62 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000C293
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,958 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Trevor Gillespie on August 22, 2000
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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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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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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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I was disappointed with this recording by Bernstein of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9. While not horrible, the second movement "Largo" is played too slow at 14 min. and 43 seconds. However, the third movement "Scherzo Molto vivace" was played much too fast to enjoy, as if Bernstein was in a great hurry to finish. The third movement was played like the orchestra was on speed and this wrecked the music for me. Other recordings are much better, including one 1998 recording by Hans Meichen and the Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
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I know...I know- Here's another crank that can't appreciate a well-executed work of art.
I bought this on the basis of all the swooning reviews here for this recording, in my endless search for the perfect recording of this piece. This one is not my cup of tea. I found it loud and intense, and I was exhausted by the end of it.
I have seen many reviews for various pieces that say, in effect "Too much Bernstein, not enough___. (Fill in the blank)" and since they are usually a minority opinion, I discount them. It caught up to me this time.
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This is my favorite symphony, hands down. Nobody even comes close. Especially the adagio second movement. And that's the piece by which I typically judge a composer's/orchestra's acumen for Dvorak.

While the first movement is deeply enjoyable, the second movement, one of Dvorak's most famous pieces, does not cut it for me. I am largely disappointed with the tempo of the second movement. Yes, I know it's an adagio; it's meant to be this way. But Bernstein's interpretation is too slow. It's almost so slow that that the melody - yes, the very melody - is almost lost. While Dvorak wrote beautiful harmonies, which the sound engineers captured excellently in the final mix, the tempo just disappointed me.

The rest of the piece is excellent, and I think Bernstein's interpretations of everything outside of the second movement are some of the best out there. But because of the hyper-slowed tempo of the second movement, I would only recommend Bernstein's interpretation of this symphony to those who already know it from other composers, and who wish to make a comparison.
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