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Dvorak: Overtures

Stephen Johnson explores links between Dvorak's In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello. The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe perform them as a sequence.

Dvorak originally conceived his three overtures, In Nature's Realm, Carnival and Othello as a philosophical three movement romantic tone poem depicting Nature, Life and Love. Stephen Johnson explores some of the links between the three pieces and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Matthew Rowe offer a rare opportunity to hear them performed as a sequence.

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  • Antonín Dvořák

    In Nature's Realm

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Matthew Rowe (conductor)

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Carnival

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Matthew Rowe (conductor)

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Othello

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Matthew Rowe (conductor)

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