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Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra performing Dvorak's Slavonic Dances.
Iván Fischer is founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. The partnership between Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra has proved to be one of the greatest success stories in the past three decades of classical music.
Whereas the first set had featured predominantly Czech dances (with the exception of the second which evoked the Ukranian dumka - not, strictly speaking, a dance), the second set is more broadly Slavonic, incorporating Slovak, Polish, Serbian and Russian elements in addition to Dvoráks favorite melancholy dumka strains.
In these sixteen highly varied and colorful dances, Dvorák had fulfilled his original brief to perfection, creating stylized, even idealized dance fantasias which intermingle folk elements with his own inspired melodies so effectively, so disarmingly and so artistically that for the most part they have defied attempts by musicologists to uncover the folk sources.
Dvorák justified his approach in 1894: "From the rich stores of Slavonic folk music, in its Hungarian [i.e. Slovak], Russian, Bohemian and Polish varieties, the composers of the day have derived, and will continue to derive, much that is charming and novel in their music. Nor is there anything objectionable in this, for if the poet and painter base much of their best art on national legends, songs and traditions, why should not the musicians?"
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CD Duration: 72 minutes
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CD Capacity: .65 Gigabytes
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CD Format: PCM Limited to 44.1 khz 2.0
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CD Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz, Limited to 44.100 information per second
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CD Bit Value: 16 bits = 65,536 possible values
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CD Dynamic: 96 Decibels
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CD Bitrate: 1.5 Megabits/sec
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Audio taken from original master tapes and delivered in 24bit/96 khz
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
1-8. Slavonic Dances, op. 46
9-16. Slavonic Dances, op 72