ANTONÍN DVORÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
EDGARD VARÈSE: Amériques
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
This release from the Seattle Symphony’s Grammy-nominated label is a provocative coupling of two great works by European composers reflecting their response to the vibrant culture of the New World. Varèse’s Amériques, written only 30 years after Dvořák’s beloved “New World” Symphony, is a pivotal masterpiece that changed the course of music forever. In live performances of electrifying energy, and recorded in stunning sound, this is a mind-bending combination of masterpieces.