The second of 5 entries for Dvořák in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This has appeared in every Hall of Fame since its inception in 1996.
The younger brother to the limelight-stealing 'New World' Symphony, its inclusion here represents an impressive moment in the sun for the Symphony No.8. The composer dedicated his Symphony No.8 to the music world: "To the Bohemian academy of emperor Franz Joseph for the encouragement of arts and literature, in thanks for my election." Debts duly paid, he produced a fun and lively symphony, replete with folk tunes that the aforementioned academy would no doubt have loved.
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