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Dvorak's early symphonies are blest with some wonderful moments, though they're not without their dull or derivative patches. The middle movements of Symphony No.4 are very special and I think Pesek's recording with the Czech Phil is particularly good in the allegro feroce. Honestly the recording is only superior to Kubelik's with the BPO in so far as its DDD. The older conductor conjured an irresistible sweep where Pesek's orchestra sound a bit too relaxed, bordering on aimless. A comfortable sound evoking Brahms's Symphony No.2 (still to be written in fact; how much influence did Dvorak have on him!). Pesek opts for the repeat in the first movement, which doesn't help.

The other Dvorak items are no great shakes. That only leaves the Smetana. I bought this CD for the symphony, but fingers-crossed I might actually develop some affection for Ma Vlast I turned on the disc and lasted about eight minutes. It just ain't for me. All those crashing cymbals, urgh!
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