[Critique] “Antonin Dvorak. Symphonies nos 7-9”, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel

Hear, my friends! ” The Dude will “interpret”. The ” Dude “, already, it is quite a program as a nickname. And we realize that he is in Hollywood, listening to this album released digitally on July 29. It usually comes out on CD a bit later, just in time to snag a Grammy, awarded by people a good handful of whom haven’t heard a note (everyone from the Academy can vote), but who know that ” The Dude it’s music cool and that Dvořák is “well known”. As it is necessary to invent something, Gustavo Dudamel will put his mark on Dvořák. So, in a colorful, reverberant sound, we have effects (the blue flower sequence around the flute and the violins at 3 min 55 s-4 min 30 s from 1er pane of the 9e worth a look), but also quite a bit of thickened blandness. For an “American” Dvořák, listen to Dohnanyi and Szell in Cleveland. In Los Angeles, Mehta, of course, but especially the underrated Previn (Telarc), who knows how to make the phrases sing and move forward without wondering what nonsense he will be able to invent to show off.

Antonin Dvorak



Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel, DG 4863413

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