Dvorak: Symphonies Nos. 3/4/5
KHCD-2013-025-2CDFL (STEREO) - Dvořák: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 10; Symphony No. 4 in d minor, Op. 13; Symphony No. 5 in F, Op. 24 - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Vaclav Neumann (Companion set to KHCD-2013-024-2CDFL Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2) - Neumann recorded two sets of Dvořák's symphonies with the great Czech Philharmonic, an analog version in 1972, and digitally in the 1980s. The analog recordings were issued briefly in the early 1980s in the US on the Arabesque label as an LP set, as well as a cassette set, but both disappeared almost as soon as they were issued. Symphonies 7, 8, and 9 have shown up on subsequent domestically-issued LPs (Vanguard on their brief Supraphon SU-series, for one) and Supraphon CD reissues, but the early symphonies have not enjoyed the same fate. Neumann's earlier approach to these works is a bit swifter, with a soft but detailed mid-hall focus from Supraphon's analog engineer. Klassic Haus brings these wonderful recordings back into circulation at a special price. Cover, tray and CD art are included in the download.