Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, crosses the Atlantic to direct the London Symphony Orchestra in Dvořák’s popular and well loved ‘New World’ Symphony. Written in America, the Czech composer the yearning, folk-coloured melodies that speak of a land of ‘wide open spaces’. Also heavily influenced by the United States was Ravel, who was inspired by 1920s jazz idioms and harmonies fill his Piano Concerto, performed here by celebrated French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud.
Janáček Jenůfa Suite
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Dvořàk Symphony No 9 (‘From the New World’)
Manfred Honeck conductor
Hélène Grimaud piano
London Symphony Orchestra
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