Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 & 9

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Catalog: WS121.412

John Barbirolli Halle Orchestra

In the 20th century Antonin Dvorak was essentially performed in what is now currently numbered as Symphony No. 9 which at the time was called Symphony No. 5; based on the old catalog numbering. However; it was the New World Symphony and except in rare cases; the previous symphonies were rarely recorded. However; at the end of the 1950s Barbirolli recorded the last three Symphonies; 7; 8; 9; with the new stereo technique; plus a selection of the Legends and the Scherzo capriccioso; an initiative that greatly contributed to broadening the Bohemian composer’s range of discography. These recordings; made from 1957 to 1959; are of excellent sound quality and are still considered among the best by the most demanding collectors; despite all the integral editions that followed in the following years. This 2-CD box set is a reissue of the old Urania catalog code WS 121.135; which has long been sold out and has always been reordered.

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