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Symphony No. 9 / Moldau

Herbert Von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Symphony No. 9 / Moldau
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1985 Ratings: #21
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Largo, the second movement, is one of the most beautiful things ever composed in music.


Ok I need to review some more classical lol

Dvořák's New World Symphony is one of the finest works of romanticism. The Wiener Philharmoniker brings this work to life in a way that few ensembles in the world can. And Von Karajan as usual, is a first rate conductor here.

Die Moldau as a bonus track is perfect, it is certainly my favorite work from Smetana. The flowing, harmonic lines of music create a beautiful and effective illusion of the rushing current of a river.

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Track List

  1. I. Adagio - Allegro molto
  2. II. Largo
  3. III. Molto vivace
  4. IV. Allegro con fuoco
  5. Má Vlast, JB1:112: No. 2, Vltava (Bonus)

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Added on: June 15, 2020