Symphonies

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Schubert: Symphony No. 8 & Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3Schubert: Symphony No. 8 & Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
Authentic Classical Concerts
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
& Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
Franz Schubert:
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D 759 "The Unfinished"
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy:
Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "The Scottish"
performed by the New Symphony Orchestra Sofia,
conducted by Petko Dimitrov
A concert recording from the National Palace of Culture in Sofia (Bulgaria)
DDD · c. 64 Minutes
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A memorable performance

Young players excel in compelling live performances of two favourite symphonies
The members of the New Symphony Orchestra, drawn from the Sofia Radio Orchestra, are a comparatively young ensemble founded in 1971. The writer of the insert-note suggests that their musical style is "sentimental, due to the members' experience recording film music". Sorry, but there is no trace of sentimentality in either performance. Instead, here is a superb example of the intense concentration that can come with live musicmaking from eager young players, well rehearsed, in front of a receptive audience.
In the Scottish Symphony, the character of the playing combines an effervescing vitality and a natural Slavonic warmth, particularly from the full-toned strings. Petko Dimitrov shapes Mendelssohn's lovely lyrical opening with an appealing simplicity, and in the first climax of the vivace of the exposition his surge of animation has the players all but scampering in their exhilaration. The one snag is that the important exposition repeat is, alas, omitted. The scherzo sparkles, the slow movement is beautifully shaped yet has a sombre underlay which prevents any suggestion of blandness, and after the dancing vivacissimo the close of the finale is expansive, almost Klemperer-like in its spacious grandeur. Overall, a performance of much character.
Schubert's Unfinished is even finer, the epitome of Romanticism, the quiet opening mysterious, darkly evocative, yet with incisive drama soon to offset the lyricism. Here the exposition repeat is played, and used to build an onward propulsion which is very compelling. Dimitrov's modest change of pace for the exquisitely gentle opening of the second movement is perfectly judged, and the arrival of the secondary theme is beautifully prepared by the violins. The woodwind contributions, first the clarinet (2'06'') and the naturally following, equally delicate oboe (2'36'') are almost like a question and answer, before the drama of the bold trombone-dominated tutti (2'56'') which is arresting without being coarse.
But it is the gently ruminative quality of the playing - of wind and strings alike - that makes this performance so memorable. The interplay between apparent serenity and the music's bolder progress is like a contrast between twilight apprehension and the daylight assertion of life's irrepressible advance, with a haunting sense of resignation conveyed in the movement's guileless closing bars. The concert hall recording was made in simple 'two-track stereo' and the effect is real, slightly distanced, but tangible. Most rewarding.

Ivan March, Gramophone Magazine

The Art of Conduction · Dvorak & MozartThe Art of Conduction · Dvorak & Mozart
Dvorak & Mozart
The Art Of Conduction
Concerts conducted by Pawel Przytocki:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 "Linz"
Orchesta: Schlesische Kammerphilharmonie Kattowitz
A concert at the church of Maulbronn Monastery 2002.
Antonín Dvorák:
Serenade for String Orchestra in E Major, Opus 22
Orchestra: Beethoven Academy Orchestra Krakau
A concert at the Bad Homburg Castle 2007.
HD Recording · DDD · c. 58 Minutes
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***** BEST RECORDING

This is the best recording I have found of Dvorak's String Serenade!

A customer on iTunes

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***** My favourite

Your version of Dvorak's String Serenade is my favourite... Gotta loveit...damn! This guy is so good!

A listener on YouTube

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***** An ideal introduction

An ideal introduction to one of Poland's most talented and exciting young conductors, whose work has been compared to that of Carlos Kleiber and Svjatoslav Richter.

New Classics UK

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***** Five Stars

PLEASED. ORDER.

Laura J Hefner on Amazon.com (Verified purchase of the Audio CD)

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February 16, 2015: Dvorak's String Serenade Op.22 is BEST SELLER on Amazon.com:
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***** Superb

I heard this piece (Dvorak's String Serenade) at a summer concert in Symphony Hall and was thoroughly enchanted by it. I downloaded it on to my ipod and it features regularly. It is a very melodic, uplifting, life-enhancing piece, superbly played.

Mr. P. Skeldon on Amazon.uk (Verified Purchase)

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A heady experience...

This beautifully-recorded CD brings together two fine works in what can only be termed as superb interpretations by Polish orchestras. K&K are an extremely enterprising German label who have given us some outstanding recordings in the choral, organ and piano and genre from such wonderful locations as centuries old monasteries so their new attention to orchestral music is very commendable indeed. Mozart's 'Linz' is one of those works were a carefully nuanced approach reaps considerable dividends as the great Peter Maag amply demonstrated. Przytocki is a consummate interpreter bringing a beautiful lift to the First movement and a busy energy to the Finale which are two miraculously charged movements. He is also in his element in the lovely Serenade for Strings by Dvořák which dances around quite ravishingly especially in the bucolic scherzo. This CD receives plaudits all around from me and it deserves a hearty recommendation. The presentation is beautiful with large photographs and the distinctive K&K colours provide for a heady experience which is reinforced by the interpretations.

Gerald Fenech on Classical Net

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***** FAV DVORAK

The 'Beethoven Akademie Orchester' does Dvorak justice with its excellent performance of his serenade. The 2nd and 3rd movements are definitely my favorites.

'J Dog1945' on iTunes

Vol. 12: The most beautiful Concert Highlights 2010-2011Vol. 12: The most beautiful Concert Highlights 2010-2011
The 20th Anniversary of the Maulbronn Monastery Edition
The most beautiful Concert Highlights
from Maulbronn Monastery 2010-2011

The 50th Anniversary of the Maulbronn Monastery Concerts
Anniversary Series, Vol. 12

Highlights from
Spohr: The Last Judgement, WoO 61 (June 12 & 13, 2010)
The concert "The Period of Time" (June 20, 2010):
Schop: O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort & Lachrimae Pavaen
Telemann: Viola da Gamba Sonata, TWV 41:G6 & Die Zeit, TWV 20:23
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Am neuen Jahre: Er ruft der Sonn und schafft den Mond
The Choral Concert "The Night shines as the Day" (July 3, 2010):
Whitacre: Sleep · Brahms: Guten Abend, gut Nacht (Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4)
The Concert "Concert for Strings, Flute & English Horn" (July 9, 2010):
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 · Stephenson: Concerto for Cor Anglais & String Orchestra
The Piano Recital "Grand Piano Masters ~ Dreamscenes" (June 4, 2011):
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Piano, Op. 12 · Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5
Brahms: A German Requiem, Op. 45 ("London Version") (October 1 & 2, 2011)
Live recordings from the German UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
HD Recordings · DDD · Duration: c. 129 Minutes
Digital Album · 24 Tracks · incl. Digital Booklet
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Vol. 14: The most beautiful Concert Highlights 2014-2017Vol. 14: The most beautiful Concert Highlights 2014-2017
The 20th Anniversary of the Maulbronn Monastery Edition
The most beautiful Concert Highlights
from Maulbronn Monastery 2014-2017

The 50th Anniversary of the Maulbronn Monastery Concerts
Anniversary Series, Vol. 14

Highlights from
The concert "Flautissimo !" (July 18, 2014):
Stamitz: Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 13 No. 1 · Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313
Mozart: Symphony No. 21 in A Major, K. 134
The concert "Arias & Cantatas" (May 16, 2015):
Auld Lang Syne · Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga · Ferrandini: Se d'un Dio · Handel: Gloria
Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (September 26 & 27, 2015)
The concert "Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11 & 12" (June 26, 2016):
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K. 413 & Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414
The concert "Bach meets Vivaldi" (May 26, 2017):
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 Violins & Cello in B Minor, RV 580 "L'Estro Armonico", Op. 3, No. 10
Vivaldi: Concerto grosso in D Minor, RV 565 "L'Estro Armonico", Op. 3, No. 11
Live recordings from the German UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
HD Recordings · DDD · Duration: c. 105 Minutes
Digital Album · 26 Tracks · incl. Digital Booklet
FILES
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