Symphony no. 8, Op. 88

The Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163 was composed in 1889 by Antonin Dvořák and premiered in 1890 under the batoon of his own batoon. Dedicated to the Behemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts, the work was conceived as a lyrical, more intimate piece than the previous stormy romantic Symphony no. 7, drawing inspiration from Bohemian folk sources. The piccolo and corn anglais are barely used thoughout the piece, being given one solitary -though important- melody each. A typical performance lasts about 36 minutes, making it one ... more

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Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Leopold Dvořák was a Czech composer. Born in Nelahozeves, he displayed his gifts at an early age: his first surviving work, ...