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Re: Janáček (Leoš' Lair)
« Reply #340 on: March 10, 2020, 09:30:01 PM »
And in this Cunning Vixen?

Yes, in this recording of The Cunning Vixen.
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Re: Janáček (Leoš' Lair)
« Reply #341 on: March 10, 2020, 10:10:41 PM »
Yes, in this recording of The Cunning Vixen.

As beautifully as the VPO plays in the Mackerras recording, I find the performance somewhat generic in a cosmopolitan way.  The special colors of the Czech Philharmonic winds and their natural understanding of the rhythms of the Czech language so important in this work are missing in the VPO recording.