, May 2012
…both Othello and The Wood Dove are stunning. Indeed, this is hands down the most exciting performance…Hearing this performance, you will be stunned that this thrilling, dramatic work remains one of the most neglected of all Dvorák’s late masterpieces…The Wood Dove is every bit as brilliant: gaunt and grim in the funeral march that brackets the lilting wedding scene, and crushing in the subsequent suicide music.
The performance of the Seventh Symphony…has magnificent moments…The Andante receives as lovingly shaped a reading as any on disc…
Once the movement gets going…Flor builds in excitement right through to an incredibly powerful coda.
…the commitment and vision on evidence here are extremely impressive. Even the symphony…receives a performance like no other, magnificent in parts, impressive overall, and one that collectors will surely want to hear. Flor has the orchestra playing extremely well, and unlike so many time-beaters taking up podium space these days he has both good ideas and the talent to execute them…there’s no question…the result is the most gripping Dvorák to come along in many years. © 2012 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review