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Just like most Mackerras recordings of Janacek
on 29 December 2014
Overrated. Just like most Mackerras recordings of Janacek, including his operas. It's probably worth four stars but I'm giving it three because I'm so fed up with the hype. I go to Prague and Brno to hear Janacek operas - literally and also on disc. For the SInfonietta I prefer the Czech PO/Belohlavek in good modern sound or the older and nicely lyrical Czech PO/Neumann recording, which is probably my favourite. Why go to Vienna for your Janacek when the Czech PO is such a great orchestra?