Seattle Symphony: Dvořák & Janáček
Dvořák: Symphony #6 in D major, Op 60: I, Allegro non tanto (16:25)
Seattle Symphony / Gerard Schwarz
Dvořák’s was a strong voice in the re-establishment of Czech musical identity, and the themes of the Symphony #6 bear the stamp of genius at his height. The work can also be heard as a tribute to Brahms, who had helped him earlier in his career. Janáček’s charming Idyll reflects his preoccupation with Moravian folk-songs and rhythms as well as the influence of his friend Dvořák.