Enjoy The Music‘s Joe Milicia reviews the new Pittsburgh Symphony Dvořák & Janáček SACD and gives it a 5/5 rating for Performance and Recording Quality!
“It would be great to have more program notes like the one in Reference Recordings’ new Pittsburgh Symphony release, with the conductor commenting in detail on his own interpretation of the music. … On a first hearing I found the performance overall to be consistently interesting but a bit studied—”carefully” different. But on further hearings I’ve come to appreciate its fresh, “natural” qualities, and especially its exuberance and dramatic flair. Above all, it brings out Dvorak’s tremendous originality: no other symphony, even the composer’s others, sounds like this. … As with RR’s previous “Pittsburgh Live!” CD, of Richard Strauss tone poems, the orchestra is recorded with tremendous clarity…” —Joe Milicia, Enjoy The Music