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Title: Dvořák ‎ — Symphony No.8
Artist: Herbert von Karajan (cond),
Wiener Philharmoniker

Cat No.: LP43046
Label:Deutsche Grammophone
Format: 1LP, 180g Vinyl
Barcode : 8808678160468

● From the original masters of Universal Music.
● Audiophile analogue mastering by Maarten de Boer
● Cutting at Emil Berliner Studios
● 180g audiophile virgin vinyl
● Pressed by Pallas GmbH in Germany.

Dvořák wrote his Eighth Symphony during 1889 at Vysoká, where he had a small country house. He conducted the first performance in Prague in February 1890 and introduced it to Lon­don, a city in which he enjoyed immense populari­ty, two months later. The symphony was published in London and for a time was known as the “Eng­lish Symphony”, although its Czech origins are apparent in every bar. Notwithstanding the im­mense achievement of the Seventh Symphony in D minor, Dvořák determined that its successor would be different from the others, “with individ­ual thoughts worked out in a new way”. Where it differs is in the rather experimental formal struc­ture of the first and last movements; in contrast to the Seventh, composed in a classical mould, they have a rhapsodic, improvisatory character. But the work’s melodic fecundity is such that the lis­tener is happy to be swept along by an irresistible flow of tunes, scored with exceptional colour and brilliance.

* Originally Released on 1987 (415 971-1)

Dvořák - Symphony No.8

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    Antonin Dvořák ‎(1841– 1904)
    Symphonie Nr. 8 G-dur Op. 88

    SIDE A
    Allegro Con Brio 9:43
    Adagio 11:16
    SIDE B
    Allegretto Grazioso - Molto Vivace 5:35
    Allegro Ma Non Troppo 1 0:02