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The Bohemian Brahms

Donald Macleod explores music associated with Dvorak's many visits to Britain. Including In Nature's Realm, Stabat Mater, The Spectre's Bride and the Cello Concerto.

Donald Macleod explores the music associated with Antonin Dvorák's many visits to Britain.

Dvorák was first invited to Britain by the Royal Philharmonic Society in 1884, to conduct a concert of his own music. Dvorák was almost overwhelmed by his experience of the metropolis - aghast at its sheer size. That first visit was the beginning of what proved to be a lasting, important relationship. Dvorák would return to these shores nine times, and came to be dubbed "the Bohemian Brahms'. He became so famous that his face appeared on one of the Wills cigarette cards.

In Nature's Realm
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Libor Pesek

Stabat Mater - stabat mater dolorosa
Edith Mathis (soprano), Anna Reynolds (alto), Wieslaw Ochman (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass)
Bavarian Radio Chorus / Josef Schmidhuber
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Spectre's Bride
I. chorus
Prague Philharmonic Choir / Pavel Kuhn
Prague Symphony Orchestra / Jiri Belohlavek

Cello Concerto in B minor
III. Finale
Jacqueline du Pré (cello)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    In Nature'S Realm [v Prirode] - Overture Op.91

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
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  • Antonín Dvořák

    In Nature'S Realm [v Prirode] - Overture Op.91

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Stabat Mater Op.58

    Choir: Bavarian Radio Chorus. Orchestra: Bavarian S O. Conductor: Josef Schmidhuber. Singer: Edith Mathis. Singer: Anna Reynolds. Singer: Wiesław Ochman. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk.
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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Stabat Mater Op.58

    Choir: Bavarian Radio Chorus. Orchestra: Bavarian S O. Conductor: Josef Schmidhuber. Singer: Edith Mathis. Singer: Anna Reynolds. Singer: Wiesław Ochman. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk.
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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Svatebni Kosile [the Spectre'S Bride] - Dramatic Cantata Op.69

    Performer: Prague S O. Performer: Pražský filharmonický sbor. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Svatebni Kosile [the Spectre'S Bride] - Dramatic Cantata Op.69

    Performer: Prague S O. Performer: Pražský filharmonický sbor. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • SUPRAPHON : SU 3091-2 231.
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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cello Concerto In B Minor Op.104

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: Chicago S O.. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cello Concerto In B Minor Op.104

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: Chicago S O.. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
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