Cookie Control

We use cookies to improve the use of our website, our products and services, and confirm your login authorization or initial creation of account. By clicking "Ok" or by continuing to use our website, you agree to cookies being set on your device as explained in our Privacy Policy. You may disable the use of cookies if you do not wish to accept them, however, this may limit the website’s overall functionality.
Ok – I'm happy to proceed
Image

Dvorak:Sacred Songs


Buy + Add To Wish List + £13.99 - Few in stock

Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
The Biblical Songs op. 99 were written in 1894 during Dvo?ák's time in America (1892-95), when he was working as artistic director and professor of composition at the New York Conservatory of Music. His 9th Symphony, appositely termed 'From the New World' was to be followed by a further symphony, but Dvo?ák opted for treating the Biblical Songs, which, in their austerity, hardly allow scope for American scent but are rather reminiscent of the composer's Czech homeland, if of anything concrete at all.

The fact that the composer so intensively studied the psalms of the Old Testament was not least connected to external circumstances, e.g. to the economic crisis of 1893, which also affected the New York Conservatory. He was also suffering from the death of Hans von Bülow, was grieving for Gounod and Tchaikovsky and in addition, he learnt about the grave sickness of his father, who died two days after the Biblical Songs had been completed. Dvo?ák, the Catholic, had long demonstrated his faith with numerous works of fervent piety: Stabat Mater (1876), Requiem (1890), the Mass in D major as well as the pieces for solo voice and organ, for instance, the works that can be heard on this CD - Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella and Hymnus ad laudes in festo Sanctae Trinitatis (1877-79) as well as the preludes and fugues for organ of 1859 by the then 18-year-old.
Facts
Item number C5207
Barcode 845221052076
Release date 07/01/2015
Category Classical
Label Capriccio
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Dvorak:Sacred Songs, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
£11.99
Carl Maria von Weber: Overtures
Image
£11.99
Cherubini: Coronation Mass; Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Image
£22.99
Beethoven:The Solo Concertos
Image
£11.99
J.M. Haydn:Serenade In D
Beethoven: Far Away C5194 03/03/2014 £13.99
Schubert: Winterreise Op. 89 C5149 25/02/2013 £13.99
Few in stock Buy +
Haydn: Cello Concertos In C/ D Major C5139 01/10/2012 £13.99
Few in stock Buy +
Schubert: Complete Piano Sonatas C7125 02/07/2012 £29.99
Item is discontinued.
Beethoven: Complete Songs C5140 02/07/2012 £22.99
Few in stock Buy +
Scarlatti: Passione Di Cristo C5126 26/03/2012 £13.99
Out of stock
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items