Dvořák: Symphonic Variations; Serenade for Strings
Colin Davis
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4829380
Barcode
00028948293803
Format
1-CD
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ANTONIN DVOŘÁK (1841–1901)

1–3 Symphonic Variations, Op. 78 (B.70)

4–8 Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 (B.52)*

London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Symphonic Variations, Op. 78: Theme. Lento molto e tranquillo
Symphonic Variations, Op. 78: Variations I - XXVII
Symphonic Variations, Op. 78: Finale. Allegro maestoso
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: 1. Moderato
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: 2. Tempo di valse
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: 3. Scherzo. Vivace
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: 4. Larghetto
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: 5. Finale. Allegro vivace
Recording information

Producer & Engineer: Vittorio Negri
Recording Location: Wembley Town Hall, London, UK, 28 February and 1–2 March 1968
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Philips LP Release: SAL 3706 / 839706 LY

Reviews

‘Colin Davis’s utterly charming performance [of the Variations]… everything is extremely well judged… The adorable Serenade for Strings gets an equally affectionate and warm performance and the LSO is in tremendous form throughout.’ Gramophone, February 1969

‘Davis is the only conductor since Beecham to have taken the music out of the realm of the academic and transformed it into a truly stimulating and altogether delightful listening experience… The performance as a whole is a model of how to achieve perfect transparency and ideal balance in the context of Middle-European romantic orchestral music. Davis’ deft understatement also does wonders for the Serenade… A flawless achievement.’ Stereo Review, October 1969