This new Metropolitan Opera Live in HD production features a strong performance of the composer’s folktalke-inspired opera.
Rethought version of Dvorak classic worth watching for Myrto Papatanasiu’s riveting portrayal of the title character.
Andris Nelsons and his Bavarian Radio Orchestra forces deliver an exciting program with three Blu-ray premieres that precede an absolutely splendid reading of the Dvorak “From the New World” Symphony.
Thomas Dausgaard and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra submit a generous and glorious assembly of four major symphonic works. Beautiful to behold and hear, this is a wonderful introduction to an unfamiliar orchestra and conductor.
Marin Alsop and her Baltimore Symphony Orchestra continue their Dvorak cycle with excellent accounts of Symphonies 6 & 9 in this audio-only Blu-Ray disc.
Two of Dvorak’s last symphonies, numbers 7 and 8, are performed by Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. While both accounts provide pleasure, I was particularly struck by the effective musical direction of the seventh symphony and a bit let down by the finale of the eighth.