(Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Isaac Stern, backed by The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by one-&-only Dmitri Mitropoulos. Symphony No.9, featuring The Turin Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Sergiu Celibidache)
Antonin Dvorak, after writing the first version of his Concerto for Violin, then sent it to the violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim responded, by sending Antonin a whole set of suggestions, which caused Dvorak to rewrite the work completely !
Two years later, Antonin sent his new version, again to Joachim, who replied that the new version was still not ready... after a number of revisions, the masterpiece that we know today was at last complete, and ready for critical acclaim ...
Concerto per Violino Orchestra in la minore Op.53 (31:29) :-
1) I Allegro ma non troppo 2) II Adagio ma non troppo 3) III Allegro giocoso ma non troppo.
Dvorak's 9th Symphony has always had great appeal to listeners, with its inexhaustible melody-supply and sprightly orchestration.
Symphony No.9 in mi minore Op.95 (43:05) :-
4) I Adagio - Allegro molto 5) II Largo 6) III Scherzo (Molto vivace) 7) IV Allegro con fuoco.
The CD is in EX- condition.