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Othello Overture, Symphony No. 6
Producer: Andrew Walton
Engineer: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 3 February 2016
Symphony No. 7
Producer: Tim Oldham
Engineer: Andrew Mellor, Floating Earth
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 27 May 2009
Total playing time 1:39:09
Released March 2017

CD: Dvořák – Symphonies 6 & 7

LPO conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Antonín Dvořák
Othello Overture, Op. 93
Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 60
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader

Yannick Nézet-Séguin made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007 with Dvořák’s vibrant Sixth Symphony, a concert that led to the invitation to become the Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor in 2008. Returning to the symphony nine years later made for a ‘fearsome’ performance, coupled this time with Dvořák’s powerful and strikingly original overture to Othello. Like Shakespeare’s play, the piece is focussed on the dark side of human love and it completes Dvořák’s trilogy of overtures, 'Nature, Life & Love'.

This live concert recording of the Seventh Symphony comes from Nézet-Séguin’s first year with the Orchestra; it might not be Dvořák’s most popular symphony, but it’s arguably his best.

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‘I can’t recall a lovelier, more poetic account of Othello than this ... I was bowled over by the aristocracy of the LPO’s playing; they really are at the top of their game’
Music Web International, March 2017

‘The melodies sing, the music-making is unexaggerated, the spirit is joyous. Recommended.’
Financial Times, March 2017

‘Enthusiastic applause is retained, deservedly so.’ Gramophone, May 2017