News & Reviews: Review

May 2019

Munchner Merkur

27th May 2019

Anna Schürmer

In the most famous poem, Vltava, Bychkov used expansive gestures to draw from the Orchestra the bubbling springs and majestic stream; while in From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields in a gently swaying motive, the romanticism of the vast, local landscape which grabbed you by the ears, with the Orchestra – especially the strings – building to a finely coiled tension. Dramatic movement characterized the third movement about the mythical Amazonian queen Šárka, before the two final tone poems Tábor and Blaník – partly triumphant and partly pastoral – completed the sound narrative.