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Dvorak, Brahms: Orchestral Music

Newly remastered, and new to CD, the dramatically charged Dvorák recordings made by Hans Schmidt Isserstedt for Decca and Deutsche Grammophon , coupled with the composer’s (and Brahms) folkloric dances. Eloquence pays tribute to the self effacing art of Hans Schmidt Isserstedt (1900 1973) combining three LPs onto a 2 CD set all recorded during his postwar reinvention as a symphonic conductor of subtl e and collegial gifts who brought the best out of orchestras across Europe. In 1945 he was selected by British occupying forces in northern Germany to found and lead the Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra (later the NDR Sinfonieorchester ) as a German counterpart to the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. The orchestra’s program of repertoire classics leavened by ne w music became a model for radio orchestras established across postwar Germany, and Schmidt Isserstedt enjoyed an Indian summer as a symphonic conductor after beginning his career in operatic posts in Darmstadt, Hamburg and Berl in . Schmidt Isserstedt and the NDRSO undertook the first postwar tour of the UK by a German orchestra in politically sensitive conditions during 195 1. The Dvorák symphony sessions duly took place at Kingsway Hall in London, during the orchestra’s second tour in the spring of 1953. Supervised by John Culshaw, the sessions included t he Seventh Symphony and a selection of four Slavonic Dances. The dances were first issued on a separate LP, coupled with seven Hungarian Dances of Brahms, and then th



Format: CD
Artist: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Release Date: 14 August 2020
Genre: Classical Music
Distributor: Universal Music

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