Reference Recordings has been producing albums with rich histories for almost 50 years now. Some albums were successful when they were new but are unknown to our recent customers. Some are evergreen titles, continuing to sell long after they originally came out. We’ve even had some commercial flops. As time marches on, some fantastic titles are ripe to be rediscovered by a new generation of audiophiles. And now RR would like to shine a Spotlight on our greatest recordings, starting with Janáček: Orchestral Works.
This is a collection of Leos Janáček’s best-known compositions, as performed by the Czech State Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by the great Maestro José Serebrier. This album was recorded in the town of Brno, where Janáček first made his name as a composer. It is a celebration of one of the great classical composers, with over two hours of high-quality orchestral performance spread across two discs, all at the same price as our single compact disc products.
Janáček is known for creating intense, evocative music that sends his audiences through a maelstrom of emotions. This album captures that intensity with RR’s signature sound: natural, spacious, wide dynamic range audio recorded by Keith O. Johnson. We hope that through this Spotlight, more people will discover and appreciate this vast, powerful collection of Janáček’s works on one of our greatest recordings.