Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Antonin Dvorak, Anton Nanut, Cesare Cantieri|
Dvorak: From the New World/Symphonic Dances 1 - 4
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
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A mix of poor and passable playing with a great pricetag
Dr. Fartmeister | Vancouver BC | 01/29/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Point Classics often does a decent job of delivering decent performances at a dirt-cheap price. However, I have found that some of the playing/conducting on this particular recording are a little subpar. And by a little I mean a lot. My main complaint is the first movement of the New World Symphony. It is conducted rather inconsistently, and the conductor (Anton Nanut) seems to ignore the dynamic levels of certain parts of the orchestra--particularly the flutes.The rest of the Symphony is much better, but could still stand a little polishing. The beautiful second movement is spoiled a bit by a flute solo played too forte, but that's my only major qualm with the rest of the recording. The Symphonic Dances are in general played and conducted better than the symphony, so no complaints there. If you are a newcomer to the world of classical music, or are just looking for a cheap CD to add to your collection, this is not a bad recording to buy. However, if you are looking for an excellent performance of Dvorak's works, let me direct you to the pricier, but more reliable London label. The Cleveland Orchestra's recording (under Dohnanyi) of the New World Symphony along with Dvorak's 7th and 8th has earned quite a bit of critical acclaim."
Walking Scarlet | Invercargill, New Zealand | 02/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A word about the Slavonic Dances: The first two are conducted at a tempo somewhat faster than more famous conductors such as Mackerras and Szell which makes them more enjoyable to listen to; but the second two - at least on my recording which I believe was either an earlier or later issue with a different cover - are piano arrangements."