Dvorak: Symphony No.7, Suite In A Major / Fischer

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Label: Channel Classics
Catalog: CCSSA30010

Iván Fischer with Budapest Festival Orchestra

A. Dvořák: Symphony no. 7 in D minor op. 70 / Suite in A major ('American'), B 190 (op.98b)

Gramophone Editor's Choice - September 2010
There are many hidden treasures among Dvořák’s works and it is a particular pleasure for me to present the beautiful Suite for Orchestra in A major on this disc. I think it should be performed more often in oncerts, and I sincerely hope that this recording will inspire orchestras to extend their Dvořák repertoire with this composition of enchanting beauty, lyricism and freshness. The 7th Symphony is among the greatest masterpieces. Symphonies, which start in a minor and end in a major key, like Beethoven’s fifth, Mahler’s first and many others take us from sadness to happiness, from tragedy to jubilation. But here Dvořák sustains the D minor to the very end: he turns to D major only in the final six bars! It is an extraordinary structure, an incredible development creating irresistible excitement.

Price: $22.98