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|Antonin Dvorak, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philadelphia Orchestra|
Dvorak: Symphonies 8 & 9
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One of the finest versions available
Matthew Nix, Cellist and Orchestral | Davison, MI USA | 02/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Philadelphia at it's best. This recording from 1990 with Wolfgang Sawallisch at the baton shows how a crisp, clean, professional, and emotional a Dvorak Symphony can be performed. Balance is very good with the brass not overbearing as in many cases, and the cellos are showcased in the 8th Symphony very well. At the beginning of the Finale of the 8th, the trombones are so blended that you can't tell two people are playing. An Absolutely Spendid Recording. Very much Recomended."
A Terrible Disappointment...
Robert Kirsch | 01/06/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure why this recording was given 5 stars. I bought this recording without reading any reviews. A look at the Penguin Guide to classical music mentions a number of serious flaws in this recording, and I wish I had read it before buying this cd. In comparing this recording to a cheaper, generic version of Dvorak's 8th I found that this recording was totally inadequate. Sawallisch's rendition is played with a very noticeable lack of passion. In fact it's the coldest, most dispassionate playing of Dvorak I've ever heard. And by the way, even if you like your tempo fast, Sawallisch rushes along like it's a race to the finish line, as if an unwilling participant with little affection for the music."