Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) composed his Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60, B. 112, in 1880. It was originally published as Symphony No. 1 and is dedicated to Hans Richter, who was the conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. With a performance time of approximately 40 minutes, the four-movement piece was one of the first of Dvořák’s large symphonic works to draw international attention. In it, he manages to capture some of the Czech national style within a standard Germanic classical-romantic form.
Performances & Interviews
- Dvorak: Symphony No. 6https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sl9l8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sl9l8.jpg2013-12-22T13:45:00.000ZBuilding a Library: Jan Smaczny surveys recordings of Dvorak’s 6th Symphony and makes a recommendation.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nvcmc
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6Building a Library: Jan Smaczny surveys recordings of Dvorak’s 6th Symphony and makes a recommendation.