Thanks for your suggestion. I heard the Norrington when it was first issued but was unconvinced by the orchestral sound. It may have been nearer what Smetana expected but it didn't please me. The other problem, as I remember, was the lack of rhythmic vitality, a problem that often afflicts non Czech performances. However, I have a friend who has the CD which I can borrow and see whether I still agree with my original thoughts.