1. Antonín Dvořák - The Water Goblin. Symphonic Poem, Op.107 23:07
2. Antonín Dvořák - The Noon Witch. Symphonic Poem, Op.108 14:22
3. Antonín Dvořák - The Golden Spinning Wheel. Symphonic Poem, Op.109 19:02
4. Antonín Dvořák - The Wild Dove. Symphonic Poem, Op.110 19:30
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Václav Talich conductor
Mono studio recording 14.7.1949 (1), 4.4.1951 (2), 20.3.1951 (3), 3.4.1951 (4)
- Talich's extraordinary imagination and timbral magic.
- The broad palette of orchestral colors from the scores of Dvorák's symphonic poems The Water Goblin, The Noon Witch, The Golden Spinning Wheel and The Wild Dove -musical ballads from Dvorák's later works.
- Talich's performance in the eyes of his contemporaries: "Dvorák's Wild Dove, in beautifully refined sound, was wrapped in the magically secretive glow of a ballad."
"The motives come to life, tragic conflicts take on real gravity and independence from the limited scope of the stories."