Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 In E Minor - "from

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Label: TACET
Catalog: TACET250CD

Perényi, Miklós; Keller, András; Concerto Budapest

Dvorak’s 9th symphony paints the town red, for sure. But that’s not all! The strings of Andras Keller are able to blossom like flowers. They don’t play uniformly but with a seemingly congenital naturalness as if it were easy for 14 violins to sound as homogenously and at the same time as individually as a single violin. Also for the wind it is not the high performance that counts but the sensitivity and the flowing of the music, e. g. the English horn solo in the second movement. The brass: no power play but rich and gentle, always sensitive chords. – The tempi, the transitions, everything flows organically and invites you to go along. That is the great art of legato. Old-fashioned to some people, in fact timeless beautiful. No surprise that one role model for Andras Keller is Wilhelm Furtwangler. After that and without any showing off the loved by many cellist Miklos Perenyi gently carries you off into the mysterious world of the rondo op 68/8 and “Klid” (silent wood) op. 95. Three slavonic dances from op. 46 round off the program. The (“Klassik-heute”) recommendation of Guido Krawinkel in the latest review of another TACET recording was: “... Keep your eyes and listen.” That’s what we suggest here also.

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