Editors’ Notes Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra explores the nature of migration with two works written in the New World by Old World composers. Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” written during the composer’s three-year stay in New York, and thrillingly played here, echoes both his Slavonic heritage and the spirituals of his temporary home. Dvorak’s masterpiece sits alongside Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…, a 2015 cantata for countertenor, choir, and orchestra by the Serbian-born Ana Sokolović, who left war-torn Yugoslavia for Montreal. Her entrancing, fascinating work incorporates Italian, French, German, and Ladino folk songs brought by immigrants to Canada.

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Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...: I. À la claire fontaine
1
4:09
 
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...: II. Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...
2
3:51
 
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...: III. Mie mama mata mata, Lazarice
3
3:08
 
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...: IV. Tarantella del Gargano
4
2:50
 
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...: V. Guter Mond
5
6:12
 
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...: VI. Durme, durme
6
3:08
 
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...: VII. Dodole, À la claire fontaine
7
4:14
 
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”: I. Adagio – Allegro molto
8
11:46
 
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”: II. Largo
9
12:24
 
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”: III. Molto vivace
10
7:58
 
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”: IV. Allegro con fuoco
11
11:21
 

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