"It is rare to be able to say that a performance forces one to listen to a work anew, but this is exactly what Alsop's reading achieves. Excellently recorded... this is a superb issue all round".
In these live recordings from Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Dvořák's most darkly dramatic and passionate symphony, the Seventh, is coupled with his Eighth, notable for its dramatic contrasts, Bohemian lyricism, and a seemingly spontaneous flow of thematic ideas.
- Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141 (1885)
- 1. I. Allegro maestoso
- 2. II. Poco adagio
- 3. III. Scherzo: Vivace - Poco meno mosso
- 4. IV. Finale: Allegro
- Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163 (1889)
- 5. I. Allegro con brio
- 6. II. Adagio
- 7. III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
- 8. IV. Allegro ma non troppo