Any of you know a good recording of Dvorak's 9th: From The New World"? I can't get a recording worth listening too. I have loved the piece ever since I played it in band last year.
[Disclaimer] I honestly don't know anything about classical music. [/Disclaimer]
However, I have a recording of this in FLAC by The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann from 1974. I enjoy it, but your mileage may vary. I don't know what people who are truly knowledgeable about classical music think of it.
It's from this collection:
It's a recording of Dvorak's 9th you could try anyway...
Many good recordings of a work this famous, but two good modern versions are Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, which is compellingly fresh and rethought out
and Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, which is a little pulled around and more controversial, but still first rate.
Either is a good choice.
I have a bunch of recordings and several great ones have already been mentioned.
This one from Kublik and the Berlin Philharmonic is great, maybe my favorite. You can never really go wrong with the Berlin Phil.
As mentioned, the Solti recording with Chicago is great.
Fricsay's and Reiner's recordings are also very good.
I've got the Solti, Kubelik and Reiner versions referenced above, plus the Naxos issue - I believe it was by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra directed by somebody or the other.
The Naxos version is OK, nothing exceptional about the performance or the recording. My favourite among the others is the Solti/CSO version - it has got a drive which is not as pronounced in the Kubelik/BH and Reiner/CSO efforts; it is - for lack of a better phrase - more rock'n'roll - to my ears, at least.
Yeah. If I were to own just one From the New World, it would probably be Solti's. Both Kubelik and Reiner are excellent, though.