The American Flag is a real curiosity. It was first performed in New York in 1895. However being by Dvorak, the work cannot help but be brimming over with colour and melody. A couple of plays, and the unfamiliar soon becomes familiar.It is given a most lively performance. The better known symphony is well played and recorded. The overture is a live recording. Due to the rather bottom heavy balance, a lot of brass and woodwind detail, normally buried, is thrown into prominence. Generally good value.