Cristian Măcelaru & WDR Sinfonieorchester - Dvořák - All Music
Consider this superb release by the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Cristian Măcelaru ... there is hardly a more satisfying orchestral release from the year 2022. The Legends are short pieces, not far from the Slavonic Dances but with a slightly more narrative quality (there is no explicit program) that Măcelaru catches beautifully. The Czech Suite includes an exquisitely graceful polka among its sequence of Czech dances, beautifully transmuted into a general orchestral medium. There is not a slow moment on the album, and the sound from the Philharmonie in Cologne is ideal.