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Antonín Dvořák: Symphony #9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Mario Brunello, cello
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Roma/Antonio Pappano
EMI Classics 914102-2 DDD 2CDs 86:35

Dvorak by Pappano

Antonio Pappano plays Dvořák

Hyped as a “marriage made in heaven”, Antonio Pappano ushered his Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome out of obscurity into the international spotlight. Guided since 2005 by the busy maestro – who combines his Roman post with that of music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – Santa Cecilia embarked upon a series of tours, recording at the same time for EMI Classics popular symphonic works from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Respighi and Mahler, as well as operas from Rossini and Puccini. Their most recent release bravely pairs two Antonin Dvořák’s warhorses, the 9th Symphony “From the New World” and the Cello Concerto, taped live and assembled from a handful of concerts in Rome in 2011/12.
Read the full review on Classical Net

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