Hard to tell with the amount of great symphonies in existence. But if I had to choose just one symphony for whatever reason, I think this would be it. Czech composer Antonín Dvořák created this masterpiece in 1893 during his residence in NYC, and it’s certainly not just one of his most enduring works, but a perennial favorite in the entire symphonic repertoire.
This is a performance by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel. The LP is part of an encyclopedia of classical music released by Spanish publishing house Salvat between 1981 and 1983 (fascicle + LP #61 out of 100).
(00:00) Video intro
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841 – 1904)
SYMPHONY No. 9 IN E MINOR, “FROM THE NEW WORLD”, OP. 95, B. 178
CONDUCTED BY LORIN MAAZEL
PHILIPS, 1982. RECORDED 1967
(00:14) I. Adagio – Allegro Molto
(11:37) II. Largo
(22:12) III. Scherzo, Molto Vivace
(29:21) IV. Allegro Con Fuoco
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