- Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World," first published as No. 5), B. 178 (Op. 95) - Antonin Dvorák - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam - Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Wolfgang Mohr
- The Water Goblin (Vodník), symphonic poem, B. 195 (Op. 107) - Antonin Dvorák - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam - Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Wolfgang Mohr
Harnoncourt's Largo [from the New World] is something of a minor miracle, so much so that it all but monopolised a whole evening's listening. I think especially of the string passage three minutes in and the gently stressed second-violin line at 3'06". Undulating clarinets register against shimmering string tremolandos from 5'56" and, beyond the beautifully judged approach to the Meno passage (bar 78), you suddenly hear quiet second-violin pizzicato chords (7'00") that you almost never notice in concert... First-timers will find nothing to complain about, but if you think you know the New World back-to-front (as I thought I did) then Harnoncourt will have you thinking again.