Janacek - "The added rhythmic complexities of this original version as interpreted idiomatically by Mackerras encourage an apt wildness which brings an exuberant, carefree quality to writing which here, more than ever, seems like the inspiration of the moment... Recorded sound of weight and warmth that conveys the full power of the music."
Kodaly - "The glory of the performance lies most of all in the superb choral singing, full, bright and superbly disciplined... It is a mark of Marckerras’s understanding of the music that the many sudden changes of mood sound both dramatic and natural. Full, warm and atmospheric recording, with plenty of detail."
The Penguin Guide - 1000 Greatest Classical Recordings 2011-12