TWO SUPERB REVIEWS

FOR CZECH SONG CYCLES BY VILÉM PŘIBYL

Album detail
Catalogue number: SU 4269-2

The reissue of three extraordinary Czech song cycles – Janáček's The Diary of One Who Disappeared, Dvořák's Biblical Songs and Smetana's Evening Songs – recorded by the unforgettable Czech tenor Vilém Přibyl receieved a very positive review in the November issue of Gramophone and it is also the RECOMMENDED recording on MusicWeb International.

“Přibyl’s voice is superbly secure and characterful – and often very beautiful in its distinctive colour… No Janáček fan will want to be without this in their collection, and the excellent couplings only heighten the appeal: a wonderfully noble account of Dvořák’s Biblical Songs and a touching performance of Smetana’s Five Evening Songs, a collection notably badly served in the catalogue. A very welcome reissue.”
Gramophone, November 2019

“In the years since it was issued on LP a number of recordings have sought to scale the heights of the Janáček songs in particular but none has threatened Přibyl’s authority and Josef Páleníček’s piano contribution served only to reinforce the clarion and declamatory qualities generated in this performance… These outstanding performances have withstood time’s scrutiny with the greatest authority.”
MusicWeb International, November 2019

Read the full review here: http://www.musicweb-international.com/…_SU42692.htm