Czech Philharmonic, Jiří Bělohlávek - Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Opp. 46 & 72 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:08 | 390 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4789458
Classical music listeners resort to ethnic and national generalizations too often. Some of the most insightful Beethoven interpreters were French, and there are plenty of classic non-Czech recordings of Dvorák. Yet there's something uniquely satisfying about this version of the much-recorded Slavonic Dances (both sets, Op. 46 and Op. 72), and the satisfaction has something to do with the all-Czech origins. Take for example the match between the superb sound, recorded in Prague's Rudolfinium hall, and the texture of Jirí Belohlávek's Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble he has molded into his own.