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This review is from: Suk - Asrael Symphony in C minor, Op.27 (Audio CD)
I recently heard a Decca recording of Suk's Summer Tale, and Fantastic Scherzo. This is a stunning performance and recording, and the Scherzo particularly is remeniscent of Dvorak,s style. Mackerras' sympathy with Czech music is well known, and it shows in the fine Decca recording. The sleeve note talked about the Asrael symphony, and my appetite was kindled. Unfortunately, the Asrael symphony, an expression of Suk,s grief at the death of his wife and Father in law, is very heavy going. As far as I could tell the performance is fine, as one would expect from Mackerras. However, the recording quality from Supraphon, though very fine, is not so spectacular or as clear as the Decca.
So a slightly cool reception from me. John Drew