These two CD's contain some wonderful accounts of Janacek's well known as well as some of his less familiar music. Mackerras gives wonderful performances of the Sinfonieta and Taras Bulba. Excellent value all round.
All the music on this set is good. An excellent introduction to Janacek. Especially the pieces conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras are great, both as music and because of the way they have been performed and recorded: Târas Bulba and the Sinfonietta. A real bargain! Janacek is a Czech composer of the first half of the 20th century. I would call his music expressionistic. Don't be put down by the difficult word. The music is good, warm and colourful.
First time I have bought CDs which would not play in two of my CD players. Played OK on a computer and DVD player, but disc players treated them in the same way as CD-Rs and could not read them. Seller just offered refund.