“By all accounts, Dvorak was an earnest, generous and deeply gifted yet humble man. There is a remarkable honesty to his music and a reverence for the great traditions of symphonic music, as epitomised by the masterpieces of his mentor Johannes Brahms. Yet you can also hear Dvorak’s quest to find a voice in his music that embodied the love of his homeland and cultural roots.
Bohemian melodies and Slavonic folk tradition are fused into the orchestral fabric with joy, melancholy and inspiration. I identify with this fusion of worlds in Dvorak’s Symphonies, not only because they are wonderful creations, but because they speak to my background which combines European tradition with a love of my homeland Colombia.
I am proud to present the music of Dvorak on this recording with the Houston Symphony. Enjoy!”
Andre?s Orozco-EstradaAndre?s Orozco-Estrada