‘… as the magnificent series of recordings under Polyansky shows, these works are finely crafted pieces revealing an endless variety of invention … the Russian State Symphonic Cappella understands this music, in all its manifestations, completely, responding to its subtlest nuances. Highly recommended.’
Gramophone on CHAN 9840 (Volume 3)
‘Bortnyansky’s choral writing is of the first rank, and perfectly caught by the superb Russian State Symphonic Cappella.’
International Record Review on CHAN 9783 (Volume 2)
'One hesitates ever to use the word 'definitive', but I doubt anyone will ever hear this music performed with such loving understanding, the singing richly robust yet wonderously refined'.
‘Performers here are full of dash and colour, athletically shaped … Polyansky conducts with deft but incisive lightness of touch that bodes well for subsequent volumes in the series.’
Classic CD on CHAN 9729 (Volume 1)