Irena Tully, Impulse Films & Prestige Entertainment
Graham Tully | 08/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The selected works of Antonin Dvorak - one of the most significant composers of all times - are performed here by the most renowned classical artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Frederica von Stade, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seizi Ozawa - making this collection a stupendous experience. The music is transcendent, and the performances are brilliant."
Rudolf Firkusny on this DVD !
Douglas Buys | Boston | 08/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't see anywhere anything about the most important feature of this Rudolfinum concert in Prague. It includes a good amount of playing by Rudolf Firkusny, visiting his native country, and playing a Humoresque, the song accompaniments, and a mvt. of a piano trio. Firkusny was a great artist in every conceivable way. Please also see his DVD of a recital with violinist Josef Suk (Dvorak's great-grandson) and another with the Dvorak Piano Concerto. All of these were filmed in the "Carnegie Hall" of the Czech Republic, the Rudolfinum. Firkusny left Prague because of the political turmoil, as did his friends Martinu and Rafael Kubelik. He toured the world playing with all the major orchestras, lived in NYC, and taught a few select students at Juilliard. The concert is good. He is great. There is nothing stylistically "czech" about much of the others' playing! (can you spot a TINY memory lapse in the Humoresque?)"