Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Dvorak: Symphony 6; Scher... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former Library material - Used CD. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits World Literacy!
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.40
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Dvorak: Symphony 6; Scherzo Capriccioso; Notturno

3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Prime Music Join Prime Prime Members
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, November 16, 2010
"Please retry"
$13.36
$4.82 $2.49
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$13.36 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

Widely acclaimed for their Naxos recordings of Dvorak's Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 and No. 9 'From the New World' with the Symphonic Variations, Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony here present his Symphony No. 6, which at once pays tribute to Dvorak's mentor Brahms and to the rich folk music of his Bohemian homeland, together with one of his most successful works, the waltz-like Scherzo Capriccioso, and the Nocturne, an arrangement for string orchestra of the beautiful slow movement from his Fourth String Quartet.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
16:10
Album Only
2
30
11:20
Album Only
3
30
7:59
Album Only
4
30
9:59
Album Only
5
30
7:33
Play in Library $0.89
 
6
30
14:59
Album Only

Product Details

  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Composer: Dvorak
  • Audio CD (November 16, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0043XCKPS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,256 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By E. S. Wilks on December 14, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
This new CD from Naxos contains three of Dvorak's best-loved works, all performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop. To attempt to put onto CDs yet another Dvorak symphonic cycle might seem to be economic folly, because these works have been so heavily recorded for the last 60 years by many major orchestras and illustrious conductors.
So, measured against this seemingly overwhelming opposition, how does the Baltimore team fare? I find these performances absolutely delightful, and hope for more recordings of Dvorak's symphonies from them. The sixth symphony is beautifully played, and Ms. Alsop treats us to glorious sounds from the orchestra, yet, it seems to me, she pays great attention to all of the nuances and details that together make this a superb symphony. Similarly, the Nocturne receives a fine performance. The final work on the CD is the Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66, and here we come to a discussion point - timing vs. performance. Music critic David Hurwitz (whose opinion I generally respect) calls Alsop's performance "dreary." I disagree profoundly. Certainly, at 15:04, Alsop's timing is the longest of several that I checked, yet to my ears the performance does not drag; on the contrary, she begins crisply, which seems correct to me, and again pays attention to details and brings out the work's lyrical sections beautifully. The fastest performance to which I have access is that by Kosler, who takes 12:55, yet that performance begins languidly; speed isn't everything!
Naxos annotator Keith Anderson's program notes are excellent, as usual, and the sound quality is superb; in my opinion, Dvorak fans can hardly go wrong with this budget-priced CD.
Ted Wilks
Comment 6 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
Format: Audio CD
There are at least two distinct ways to approach Dvorak's Sixth Symphony. Treat it as a deeply serious symphonic masterpiece (as the great Czech conductors Vaclav Neumann and Rafael Kubelik did) or allow it unwind gracefully as an endless river of song (Istvan Kertesz and now Marin Alsop). Both approches have their merits.

Neumann's recording captures the Czech Philharmonic at the peak of its form. The interpretation may be subdued, but the score's brilliant colors have never come through more vividly. Kubelik had the Berlin Philharmonic, but his stodgy reading and the flat, dull DG sound take his disc completely out of the running. Kertesz has all the joy and lyricism that's missing from Kubelik, and his London Symphony sounds nearly as opulent as Neumann's intrepid band.

Alsop follows in the exuberant footsteps of Kertesz and Leonard Slatkin, whose delightful St. Louis Symphony recording was once available in a limited edition set issued by the orchestra. Her allegros sail along, and she always has a smile on her face--rather like her teacher, Leonard Bernstein. Her tempos are invariably well chosen, and every bar sings. The scherzo could be more incisive, but the blazing finale more than compensates for this minor lapse. The bold sound of the brass in the coda will have you jumping to your feet to shout bravo as the performance ends. The strings seem reedy compared to Supraphon (Neumann) and Decca/London (Kertesz), but otherwise the recording is clean and clear.

The "Scherzo capriccioso" is quite similar in style to the Sixth Symphony, alternating joyous outbursts with richly lyrical writing. Alsop's performance is every bit as charming as Neumann's. (Was his delightful Nonesuch LP ever issued on CD?) And her Nocturne is quite touching, if not nearly as languorous or intense as Neumann's heart-rending reading.

Overall, though, this is a splendid introduction to these three great scores at a super bargain price.
Comment 5 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
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
We heard this symphony on a local PBS station. We wanted a copy, and were pleased to find this version by the Baltimore Symphony; a nearby orchestra. The quality is excellent and this version is very pleasant.
Comment One person 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
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Here is yet another gem in the Dvorak Symphony Series with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony!As in the other performances in the series,the playing is so warm and spacious,and yet a certain intensity is injected when needed.To the reviewer that mentioned the long timing in the Scherzo Capriccioso:that is because Alsop takes a rare repeat at about 6:30 into the performance.I can only hope that there will be more Dvorak from these forces!Hopefully a recording of the great 4th Symphony will be coming!
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: Symphony 6; Scherzo Capriccioso; Notturno
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: Symphony 6; Scherzo Capriccioso; Notturno


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category