Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Minor, III. Allegrato grazioso
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and led by Sir Colin Davis
The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, was composed and orchestrated by Antonín Dvořák within the two-and-a-half-month period from August 26 to November 8, 1889 in Vysoká u Příbrami, Bohemia. The score was dedicated: “To the Bohemian Academy of Emperor Franz Joseph for the Encouragement of Arts and Literature, in thanks for my election.” Dvořák conducted the premiere in Prague on February 2, 1890.