Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 «From the New World»

Recorded live in Grieghallen Friday 24 November 2017

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in Dvořák’s symphonic masterpiece.

Antonín Dvořák wrote his last symphony in New York, where he’d moved to run the city’s new music academy. In his symphony ‘From the New World’, the composer wove the spirituals and plantation songs of America into music of intense warmth, drama and spontaneity. Nature shines through this most popular of Dvořák’s symphonies, but so does the sense of sadness and longing that the composer felt, far away from his Czech homeland.