ArkivMusic Customer Calls New Pittsburgh Symphony SACD a “Must Hear”

Manfred Honeck
Credit: Felix Broede and its customers are excited about the new Pittsburgh Symphony Dvořák & Janáček SACD! Not only is it a “Recommended“ recording, and an Arkiv “Drilldown” #1 SACD recording, it's also got listeners singing its praises:

“…a remarkable melding of artistic vision from conductor Manfred Honeck and virtuoso execution from the Pittsburgh musicians. Honeck deftly brings out Dvorak's uniquely Czech character from the score, highlighting key passages with flexible dynamics, tempi, and instrument tone colors. The Maestro carefully explains his liberties in the accompanying CD booklet which is a wonderful glimpse into the musical workings of Pittsburgh's principle conductor. The orchestra itself plays with aplomb throughout; the horns contributing their special fire to the recording. What's more, the strings contribute a gloriously refined and soaring account of Dvorak's score, balanced perfectly with the winds in each movement. This is one of the finest recordings I've heard …upon first listen [to Jenufa] I found myself enthralled, swept up in the emotion Honeck evinces in the work. A pleasant pairing and - for me - great introduction to unexplored music.”

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