Gunzenhauser’s coupling is recommendable even without the price advantage. The beguiling opening of the Fifth, with its engaging Slovak wind solos, has plenty of atmosphere, and the reading generates a natural lyrical impulse. The Seventh, spontaneous throughout, brings an eloquent Poco adagio, a lilting Scherzo and a finale that combines an expansive secondary theme with plenty of excitement and impetus.
"All these Slovak performances of Dvorák have more zest than those recorded for various labels in recent years by the most celebrated of the country's orchestras, the Czech Philharmonic. ... In quality of sound as well as performance, all these discs rival full-price issues."