Here are milestone performances of these two magnificent symphonies. Considering these are from recordings made in the 1930s, the sound of these discs is really pretty good. But, if you must have stereo, you will miss interpretations that constitute the finest examples in teaching other conductors how Dvorak should be expressed. Talich's view of the Eighth is superb enough for me to place it at the top of the list of Eighths along with Kubelik and Kertesz (both recorded in stereo); however, his view of the Seventh is special. It is just about the most songful and lovingly played of all Seventh's I have ever heard. One is never conscious that the conductor is striving for effect. What is given simply and straightforwardly serves the art of musical expression. Focusing, in particular, on the third and fourth movements, you will hear how Talich revels in presenting each phrase, each nuance. There is also a marvelous sense of musical continuity that leads to a wholly convincing finale. My preferred Sevenths in stereo are the stirring Szell, the nicely detailed and refreshing Bernstein and the musically appealing and dynamic Monteux.