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Francis Pott
BBC Music Magazine, February 2019

So unique is Nielsen’s style that rather than suggest works ‘indistinguishable’ from his Fourth, it is better to search out ones similar in spirit. Perhaps surprisingly, one is by Dvoƙák: his 1883 Hussite Overture is very far from the gentle ruminations of his well-loved New World Symphony or indeed his Cello Concerto. Rather, it is in his most defiantly nationalistic vein: though it begins in pastoral calm, the Overture soon works up in surprisingly virile and belligerent style. © 2019 BBC Music Magazine




Penguin Guide, January 2009

Antoni Wit is most impressive in A Hero’s Song. There is an outburst of patriotic hyperbole towards the close (with thundering trombones) but Wit generates excitement without letting things get out of hand. The performance of the Czech Suite is warm and relaxed, nicely rustic in feeling, but again is affected by the resonance.



Gramophone

"Wit's unhurried, thoughtful conception held my attention from first note to last, helped by playing of genuine applications and pleasing refinement from his excellent band... a very enjoyable collection."





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