Gramophone Magazine August 2018 Editor's Choice
The early works of Josef Suk channel something of the same life-affirming Czech spirit also characteristic of Dvořák, his teacher and father-in-law. Jonathan Plowright makes a persuasive case for a composer whose music is at last emerging from the shadows.
Plowright is used to handling weightier tomes, having recently released the fifth instalment of his ongoing Brahms solo works series (also Hyperion), but he is a master of melodies. BBC ****
It sounds as if Jonathan Plowright has thoroughly enjoyed his foray into the world of the character piece… If collective titles along the lines of Summer Impressions or Spring might smack of Walter Carroll, let me reassure you now that this is music of great inventiveness, full of flights of imagination and no small degree of virtuosity… Plowright’s affection for this music is palpable at every turn and he’s given a warmly immediate recording. Gramophone