On May 2021, Supraphon released a solo album by the Czech soprano Kateřina Kněžíková titled Phidylé. Its repertoire is made up of engrossing songs by Bohuslav Martinů, Henri Duparc, Maurice Ravel and Karol Szymanowski, which Kněžíková recorded with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, conducted by Robert Jindra. The album has received a wonderful review together with Editor's Choice in Gramophone September issue.
„Czech soprano Kateřina Kněžíková is clearly a singer to watch… Kněžíková is superb in them (Martinů Magic Nights), always in full technical control but with a timbre that, enlivened by seductive vibrato, is ideally soft and warm… The soprano is no less successful in the French repertoire, her line always pliant, the voice beguiling and her French idiomatic… There’s no resisting the charms of her Shéhérazade either, with wonderfully atmospheric support from orchestra and conductor… Highly recommended.“
Read the full review here: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/…kova-phidyle