These are both radiant symphonies, life-enhancing and infectious in their rhythmic vitality and luminous textures. The playing of the Ukraine Orchestra is lively, and the recording is well lit and full of inner details.
"This is another budget-priced winner from this company. Wonderful sounding, with a nice sense of frontal depth, proper string tones, and a good mid-hall perspective, the discs also exhibited a very realistic sense of dynamic contrast."
"Arthur Fagen gets a lot from his surprisingly game orchestra, conveying the main attributes directly and with freshness. With this budget-price series, listeners now have a very economical entree into Martinu's lyrical symphonic world-and it should only take one dip to get them hooked."