Dvorák: Symphony No. 9
Label: SWR MUSIC
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR; Norrington, Roger
This is a re-release within the new SWR series "SWR Century Classics". It contains two main works of Antonin Dvorak, his famous Symphony No.9 "From the New World" as well as the Carnival Ouverture, interpreted by the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the SWR, conducted by its former chief conductor, Sir Roger Norrington. Sir Roger Norrington was born in Oxford, and comes from a musical University family. He was a talented boy soprano, studying the violin from the age of ten and singing from the age of seventeen. He read English Literature at Cambridge University, and spent several years as an amateur violinist, tenor singer, and conductor, before attending the Royal College of Music as a postgraduate student of conducting, studying with Sir Adrian Boult. Norrington’s work on scores, orchestral sound and size, seating and playing style has had a growing effect on the perception of 18th- and 19th- century orchestral music. He is in great demand as a guest conductor for symphony orchestras worldwide, working regularly with orchestras in Berlin, Vienna, Leipzig, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London. He is Chief Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and of the Camerata Salzburg, and is closely associated with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment (which has taken over the work of the London Classical Players) and with the Philharmonia.