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Janáček: Káťa Kabanová (LSO Live)

A good cast and excellent sound are featured on Rattle’s challenge to the Mackerras hegemony [MP]

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Janáček: Káťa Kabanová (LSO Live)

We seem to observe the tragic events as they might really have happened – no hyperbole, just committed singing [MS]

Piotr Anderszewski (piano): Janáček, Szymanowski & Bartók (Warner Classics)

Anderszewski impressively realizes the character of these folk-inspired pieces [LW]

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Janáček: Káťa Kabanová (Decca)

An incandescent central performance heads an excellent ensemble cast under Mackerras’ renowned leadership [MP]

Janáček: Káťa Kabanová (Unitel Edition)

Powerful performances, but spare and drab staging [LW]

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Janáček & Haas: String quartets (BIS)

At the very top of the list for these masterpieces [WH]

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Echoes of Bohemia: Czech Music for Wind (Chandos)

The Orsini Ensemble rises superbly to all the challenges of this colourful and attractive music [GPJ]

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Echoes of Bohemia: Czech Music for Wind (Chandos)

A highly effective disc [JW]

Janáček & Haas: String Quartets (BIS)

Terrific performances by the Escher Quartet in spectacular sound [LW]

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Janacek: Orchestral works (Reference Recordings)

The Serebrier Sinfonietta remains a top recommendation [RB]

Slavic Rhapsody (Brilliant Classics)

This programme of Czech music for strings gives much pleasure [LW]

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Josephine Barstow (soprano) Final Scenes (Decca)

For me, the two outer tracks alone make this anthology of final scenes compulsory [RMo]

Janácek, Brahms, Bartók: Violin Sonatas (Alpha Classics)

Two firecracker performers strike a storm of sparks off one another [DMD]

Janáček, Brahms, Bartók: Violin Sonatas (Alpha)

A varied program by performers who are clearly at one about the music [LP]

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20C Cello Sonatas (Alpha)

Fine performances of four major 20th century cello sonatas [LW]