Culture Spot LA Reviews New Pittsburgh Symphony Release

Culture Spot LA, which reviewed the first Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra recording on FRESH! From Reference Recordings, is already raving about the next installment in the “Pittsburgh Live!” series:

“Anyone who is familiar with the Dvořák G major symphony will find Honeck’s interpretation remarkable. Like his interpretations of the Strauss tone poems, Honeck takes great liberties with the tempo and dynamics in order to realize his vision. … The result is a fresh and exciting version of Dvořák’s eighth symphony that is more romantically realized than Dvořák intended. … The Symphonic Suite from “Jenůfa” is a rarely heard work by the Czech master as conceptualized by Honeck. It is beautifully orchestrated, exquisitely played and very evocative of the main themes of the opera. The performances on this recording show why the PSO is still one of America’s premier orchestras and why a conductor of Honeck’s stature was drawn to its podium. … The combination of a thrilling performance by a world-class orchestra and conductor with the sonic brilliance of the recording sets a new standard for classical CDs.” —Henry Schlinger, Culture Spot LA

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