After the sobriety of his Symphony No. 7, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 harks back to the cheerful Czech feeling of earlier symphonies. The rustic dance of the third movement carries an infectious good humour, whilst the finale offers somewhat of a rarity for Dvořák, the composer incorporating an inspired set of variations that build towards the movement’s moving climax.
More concerts with Jakub Hrůša
Apr 10 2014, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Jakub Hrůša begins his Czech series with Janáček's overture Jealousy and his Sinfonietta, alongside Josef Suk's Praga and Dvořák's Violin Concerto
Apr 13 2014, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Jakub Hrůša conducts Suk's Scherzo Fantastique, Dvořák's Piano Concerto and Janáček's Glagolitic Mass