The well-known Czech composer.
These are 10 small pieces that run a total of 41 minutes but this CD is highly worthwhile. Quoting Bernard Johnson who wrote the booklet these pieces "[evoke] with vividness and charm the legendary world of far away and long ago". These are nice peaceful pieces for late afternoon and evening.
Dvorak's symphonies 7, 8 and 9 are popular and they're recorded by everybody under the sun, sometimes number 6 gets a recording or two but its rare to get the first five. Since I knew number 6 was a gem I thought I'd get some of the earlier ones as well. Macal's style takes some getting used to but I can recommend 2, 3 and 4 (I have not tried 1 and 5 yet) but especially 2 because its the kind of music I particularly like, a celebration of life type of piece. As a reviewer at Amazon.com said, Macal's treatment is idiosyncratic (not standard) and that may be why it took me so long to get used to number 2. Scherzo Capriccioso is also idiosyncratic and that took getting used to as well.