There is a great review in this month’s edition of
„Although Ančerl’s recording has been issued several times over the
past 50 years, it is currently unavailable. Tomáš Netopil’s new account is
a more than satisfactory alternative, gentler and softer than the older version
but with no loss of precision, not least in the folk-cum-Stravinskian rhythms.
To cap it all, the first studio recording of Jan Novák’s scintillating,
Martinů-esque Philharmonic Dances (1955 56): why has it taken 61 years for
this terrific tribute to the Czech Philharmonic to arrive in the studio? Buy and