This coupling presents Heinrich Schiff and Colin Davis’s mellow reading of Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, recorded in 1980, with Dorati’s earlier 1959 Concertgebouw traversal of the ‘New World’ Symphony – a veritable fire and brimstone reading of this popular work. Both works were recorded in the fabled Concertgebouw’s main hall.
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104*
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ‘From the New World’**
Heinrich Schiff, cello
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
‘Schiff … matches the superb accompaniment of Sir Colin Davis in combining a measure of individual poetry with a generally fresh and direct approach. So the second subject with Schiff is easy and songful…it is Schiff who implies deeper emotions, as he does too in the slow movement.’ Gramophone