The staple repertoire of Czech symphonic music, wherein the work of Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904) has constituted one of the essential parts if not the outright dominant one, simply has to figure in the catalogue of the premier Czech record label not onlyin its completeness, but also in state-of-the-art technological shape. Hence also Supraphon's standing policy of returning in more or less regular cycles to items already featured in its catalogue. Apart from the obvious ambition to obtain flawless soundand technical parametres, it has proved just as vital to keep the high artistic standards set for and by Supraphon recordings. Here, this perennial concern was translated into the engagement for this project none less than foremost expert on Czech music in general and Dvořák's work in particular, pupil of Václav Talich, Australian-born conductor living in Britain, Sir Charles Mackerras (b. 1925). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has always felt perfectly at home with Dvořák's symphonic output, interpreting them with true mastery and dedication. The outcome of their work together this time out definitely deserves your full attention.