CD of the week: Dvorak Symphony No.7 & Symphony No.8

11 January: Classic FM Orchestra on Tour, the Philharmonia's latest release is CD of the Week.

Dvorak Symphonies Nos.7 and 8

If you like Dvorak’s famous Symphony No.9 (‘From the New World’), we think you’ll enjoy getting to know Nos.7 and 8 on this CD.

The first of Dvorak’s symphonies to exhibit such expressivity and sometimes called the ‘Tragic’ Symphony, No.7 is a hidden gem. No.8 shows lots of folk influences – perhaps Dvorak’s ‘Pastoral’ symphony.

Sir Charles Mackerras conducts these performances, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall to capture the immediacy that studio performances so often lack.


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