A cantata for baritone, mixed choir, organ, and orchestra, the Czech Rhapsody of 1918 is heard in a classic 1985 recording. The piece was a great success for Bohuslav Martinu at its premiere, its nationalistic fervor reflected in his use of of the hymn "Saint Wenceslas" (patron saint of the Czech nation).
"Excellent interpretations…. All the soloists and the PSO conducted by Jiri Belohlavek give persuasive performances that contribute honourably to extending our knowledge and understanding of Martinu."—Czech Music