Yakov Kreizberg, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam – Dvorak: Symphony 7 & Zlaty kolovrat (2009) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Yakov Kreizberg, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam – Dvorak: Symphony 7 & Zlaty kolovrat (2009)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:40 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,22 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,25 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Pentatone # PTC 5186 082

Russian-born conductor Yakov Kreizberg and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam continue their successful survey of the late, great symphonies of Antonin Dvorák on the PentaTone label. As with other volumes, this installment includes representatives from Dvorák’s output that seem to be at odds with one another. For starters, we have the magnificent, dramatic Seventh Symphony, written very much in the more conservative, Germanic style. This is followed by one of Dvorák’s symphonic poems – The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109 – which some felt contradicted the traditionalist approach of Brahms in favor of more a “programmatic” approach. In truth, listeners will notice a rather dramatic difference between these two works, but this speaks only of Dvorák’s immense flexibility. In both cases, Kreizberg and orchestra do a masterful job of capturing the unique characteristics of both compositions. The Seventh Symphony is played powerfully and with immense drive without seeming exaggerated. Balance within the orchestra is exceptionally well-controlled, allowing the important inner voices to be heard clearly even during full tutti fortissimos. The Golden Spinning Wheel finds Kreizberg delivering fine attention to detail, bringing forth the subtle nuances of the score that are integral to its relationship to the original folk story. PentaTone’s sound is clear, present, and vigorous; listeners using the multichannel SACD track will be further treated to an all-encompassing sound that puts them in the center of the orchestra.


01. Symphony No. 7 – Allegro maestoso
02. Symphony No. 7 – Poco Adagio
03. Symphony No. 7 – Scherzo – Vivace
04. Symphony No. 7 – Finale – Allegro
05. Zlatý kolovrat Op. 109 (The Golden Spinning Wheel – Das Goldene Spinnrad)

Vadim Tsibulevsky – violin on Zlatý kolovrat
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam
Yakov Kreizberg – Conductor

Recorded at Beurs van Berlage, Yakult Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(Symphony No. 7 in November 2006 & Zlatý kolovrat in March 2008)







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