℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited; A Warner Classics release,

Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 & Legends, Op. 59

Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra

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Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141  
I. Allegro maestoso
Antonín Dvořák; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
II. Poco adagio
Antonín Dvořák; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
III. Scherzo. Vivace
Antonín Dvořák; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
IV. Allegro
Antonín Dvořák; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
Legends, Op. 59, B. 122  
No. 4 in C Major, Molto maestoso
Antonín Dvořák; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
No. 6 in C-Sharp Minor, Allegro con moto
Antonín Dvořák; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
No. 7 in A Major, Allegetto grazioso
Antonín Dvořák; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
Total Playing Time    51:25
Sir John Barbirolli leads the Hallé Orchestra through the works of Dvořák in this beautiful programme. Following the Romantic-era nationalist example of his predecessor Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed rhythms and other aspects of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. Dvořák's own style has been described as "the fullest recreation of a national idiom with that of the symphonic tradition, absorbing folk influences and finding effective ways of using them". Warner Classics releases this stunning recording as part of a brand new series, The Complete Warner Recordings. Spanning over 40 years, these recordings trace the career of Sir John Barbirolli, a conductor of proverbial warmth and generosity, a transformative force in British music and a legendary figure who collaborated with the greatest artists of his time. Shortly before his death in 1970 he completed a Sibelius cycle with the Hallé Orchestra, whose fortunes he had steered for nearly three decades, and among other composers closely linked with his name are Elgar, Delius, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler and Puccini. The wide-ranging contents of this landmark set, which comprises all the recordings Barbirolli made for HMV and PYE. Everything has been remastered in high definition, LP-era recordings from the original tapes, and 78-era recordings from the best available sources.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-7 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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