Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 & Op. 72

Yoel Levi & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak Slavonic Dances Op 46 Op 72
  • CAT # 80497-25

    1. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 1 in C major, Presto 3:52
    2. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 2 in E minor, Allegretto grazioso 5:06
    3. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 3 in A-flat major, Poco allegro 4:31
    4. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 4 in F major, Tempo di minuetto 6:35
    5. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 5 in A major, Allegro vivace 3:14
    6. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 6 in D major, Allegretto scherzando 5:09
    7. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 7 in C minor, Allegro assai 3:18
    8. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 8 in G minor, Presto 4:04
    9. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 1 in B major, Molto vivace 4:16
    10. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 2 in E minor, Allegretto scherzando 5:51
    11. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 3 in F major, Allegro 3:30
    12. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 4 in D-flat major, Allegretto grazioso 4:59
    13. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 5 in B-flat minor, Poco adagio 2:44
    14. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 6 in B-flat major, Moderato, quasi minuetto 3:57
    15. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 7 in C major, Allegro vivace 3:13
    16. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 8 in A-flat major, Grazioso e lento, ma non troppo, quasi tempo 7:35

Dvorak's Slavonic Dances were originally written as duo-piano pieces, and composition of the two sets was separated by eight years. The first set, Op. 46, finished in 1878, was immediately popular not only in the composer's homeland but throughout Europe. His publisher, Simrock, continually requested him to compose more of the spirited, light-hearted works.

The second set, Op. 72, was not completed until 1886, as Dvorák's attention was devoted to other, larger compositions. He grudgingly began the orchestration, telling Simrock that it would be "an accursed job." More introspective and poetic in nature, the second set of Dances brought the composer ten times the price he accepted for the first set.

Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra have recently been nominated for a Grammy Award for their Telarc recording of Holst's The Planets (CD-80466, in Surround Sound), in the category of Best Orchestral Recording, Classical. Levi, in his eleventh season as Music Director of the ASO, is due to step down in the year 2000.

Find out more about Yoel Levi & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

MORE RELEASES FROM YOEL LEVI & ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Everybody's Sibelius: Symphonies 1, 2 & 5, Swan of Tuonela, Finlandia More
Atlanta Symphony Music Director Emeritus Yoel Levi makes his final Mahler symphony recording for Telarc with radiant soprano Barbara Bonney on… More
Levi and Atlanta turn to Mahler's earliest symphony, with the inclusion of the delicate and lovely "Blumine" 2nd movement andante, after… More
Although subtitled "Song of the Night," Mahler's Seventh Symphony is one of his few symphonies to be written without vocal music being… More
Levi and Atlanta bring passion and power to Mahler's "Tragic" Symphony—never have the "hammer blows" of fate sounded so menacing as they are… More
In Telarc's spectacular Surround Sound, Levi leads the ASO in one of the most popular and colorful pieces of classical music ever written for… More
Sorry, but no detailed description of this release is currently available. Please click more info for this product’s tracklisting, and other information on this title currently online.
Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform a collection of Beethoven's Overtures including Egmont, The Creatures of Prometheus, Leonore… More
The music of Zoltan Kodaly pays tribute to his ancestral home of Hungary. The Dances of Galanta were the product of a commission from the… More
Mahler's spectacular Fifth Symphony performed by Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. More
"...an urgent grippingly impulsive performance, all the more compelling for its extremes of dynamic and tempo, within a sternly marshalled overall… More
William Tell and other beloved Rossini Overtures with Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. More