Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
Tone Poems

Malmö SymfoniOrkester,
Vernon Handley

486 571-010 2 CD


1. The water goblin, op. 107 (22:21)
2. The golden spinning wheel, op. 109 (26:14)
3. The wild dove, op. 110 (20:41)

Recording Date: February og May 1987
Recording Location:
Malmö S:t Johannes kyrka, Malmö, Sweden
Produced by: Andrew Keener
Balance Engineer: Göran Finnberg
Format: DDD Stereo

Recording Information

Postdating all the symphonies, Dvorak's symphonic poems are substantial works (the shortest, ''The Water Goblin,'' runs 20 minutes), imaginatively conceived and deftly orchestrated. Offering three of the four pieces Dvorak based on ballads by Karl Jaromir Erben, Vernon Handley conducts attentive, caring performances; the Swedish orchestra acquits itself more than honorably, and the recorded sound is vivid.

Scott Cantrell, New York Times, Published: Sunday, July 22, 1990

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