Slavonic Dance op.46 no. 1 in C major on YouTube
The start of the first complete cycle of Dvořák symphonies on Warner Classics. It follows the enormously successful complete Glazunov symphonies cycle from José Serebrier with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and complete Glazunov concertos with the Russian National Orchestra. José Serebrier has a special affinity with Slavic music including an outstanding live performance of Rachmaninov The Bells, as well as the complete symphonies and concertos of Glazunov.
"Serebrier launches his symphony cycle from the top. New major CD symphony cycles are always good news, especially when they hail from a conductor as experiences and as imaginative as José Serebrier. ... warmth, ... that for me is the performance's principal quality. ... The lilting, lyrically inclined Czech Suite is again affectionately played, with comfortably blending texttures and never a hint of pushing too hard in the faster movements. ... So, all in all, a pleasing and auspicious start to what I hope will prove a recommendable new cycle. We could certainly do with one."
Rob Cowan, Gramophone