The South Birmingham Sinfonia will perform this symphony in their Winter 2019 concert on 9th February 2018. The notes here are by Richard Kaye.
The eigth symphony by Dvořák is one of Dvořák's best known and colourful works. It was composed in 1889 and first performed in February 1890. Despite labelled as "G Major" it features the typical alternation of major and minor so typical of Czech folk song, and is therefore very much reflects its time and place of origin in Prague.
There are four movements,
©RWK for SBS, August/September 2018