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Classic CD, June 1990

"A competent and even insightful reading. For most listeners, however, the sheer joy of the music will make this a recording to treasure. From the beginning of the first suite (Op. 46) we are drawn in by the spirited performance of Zdenek Kosler and the Slovak Philharmonic. The second suite (Op. 72) begins no less joyously, with a B major gallop reminiscent of Johann Strauss. Dance No. 12 opens with a light, reflective mood like a Debussy tone poem, and the atmosphere is perfectly controlled by Kosler's sensitive conducting. In contrast, the "Dance No. 15" is orchestral fireworks from beginning to end.

The orchestra is displayed in full, rich sound, precisely detailed. The tone balance is right, pleasingly bright at the high end and warm, but not overpowering, in the mid- and low-ranges."



Which Compact Disc, July 1989

"The Slovaks on their home ground are irresistable, making this one of the best Dvorák bargains on the market."



CD Review, July 1989

"The sound is suitably full-blooded... I relished the detail in the recording—the chirping woodwind is a delight—and these are deftly-pointed, spirited, idiomatic performances, full of colour."



Classic CD

"A competent and even insightful reading. For most listeners, however, the sheer joy of the music will make this a recording to treasure. From the beginning of the first suite (Op. 46) we are drawn in by the spirited performance of Zdenek Kosler and the Slovak Philharmonic. The second suite (Op. 72) begins no less joyously, with a B major gallop reminiscent of Johann Strauss. Dance No. 12 opens with a light, reflective mood like a Debussy tone poem, and the atmosphere is perfectly controlled by Kosler's sensitive conducting. In contrast, the "Dance No. 15" is orchestral fireworks from beginning to end.

The orchestra is displayed in full, rich sound, precisely detailed. The tone balance is right, pleasingly bright at the high end and warm, but not overpowering, in the mid- and low-ranges."



American Record Guide

"...these performances are among the best available."



Fanfare

"The Slovak Philharmonic ... plays with considerable finesse."



Penguin Guide

"...idiomatic flavour, and clean, bright, digital sound."






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