, March 2015
…conductor Leoš Svárovský also brings out the fine details that tend to shrivel in the presence of too much heat. The Brno orchestra…make a very good impression here; and it’s not just the brass that deserve praise, for all sections play with a unanimity and character that one rarely hears from a provincial ensemble.
…the quality of this recording…captures Janáček’s unique sonorities in a most natural and appealing way.
The soloists are uniformly excellent, with no sign of the dreaded Slavic wobble; the women are particularly athletic, vaulting over Janáček’s daunting hurdles with aplomb.
…Svárovský proves a sympathetic and steadfast guide; he has a keen ear for Janáček’s sound-world and keeps his finger on the musical pulse throughout. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review