"Again Naxos has produced an excellent recording. The sound is simply perfect. It's the sound of an orchestra, not multi-miked instruments blended by some engineer. It has bite, but it's also wonderfully smooth. You can hear a real place, and you get a feeling of space. (So many recordings make me feel claustrophobic.) The conductor is young and talented, yet he is part of the great Russian tradition, and this is unmistakably a Russian interpretation. Many of us were fond of the Svetlanov LP; if that appealed to you, you will be grateful for what Naxos has done."