Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 / Alsop, Baltimore Symphony
Making a major mark in this repertoire isn’t the easiest thing for any conductor to do, not with so many distinctive performances already on disc. But Alsop has a genuine affinity for the composer’s music, and can clearly deliver the goods. Alsop holds her own in terms of the big picture, leading a performance of the Seventh that ultimately carries substantial expressive weight. It is the same for Symphony No. 8, which emerges with lots of character and warmth. In both works, the BSO produces a vivid, disciplined sound.
– Baltimore Sun
Catalog Number: 8572112
Composer: Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra