Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 & Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (DVD)
Live from the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence in 2014: Mariss Jansons conducts the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. The programme includes the 9th Symphony in E minor, op. 95, “From the New World” by Antonín Dvořák and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.
The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks is one of the best orchestras in the world and enjoys great popularity both in its home city of Munich and internationally. In November 2014, the orchestra once again offered its audience an extraordinary listening experience in the Herkulessaal in the Munich Residenz under the baton of its chief conductor Mariss Jansons, performing Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony “From the New World” and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” in Maurice Ravel’s well-known orchestration.
Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony “From the New World” shows him at the zenith of his artistic creativity. Today it is the best-known and most frequently performed symphony by the Bohemian composer. Modest Mussorgsky’s work, originally conceived as a piano-only piece and later orchestrated by Maurice Ravel and others, is also one of the outstanding masterpieces of the late 19th century, regularly delighting large audiences.
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 “From the New World”
Modest Mussorgsky: “Pictures at an Exhibition”
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons conductor
Label: Clasart Classic