"...I was entranced by this 2-CD set from beginning to end. For once, the cliché “unjustly neglected” is totally accurate in describing the shameful overlooking of these three genuine masterpieces...This is a set where everything seems to go right in terms of sound, interpretation and playing. I’ll be very surprised if it’s not on my list of 2012 favourites." *****
Greg Keane - Limelightmagazine.com - 14 November 2012
"...In Gergiev’s hands, none of these three fine symphonies are ‘problem’ works – rather they are adorable pieces of individuality and distinction that receive the strongest possible advocacy. Gergiev and the LSO celebrate the continuous flow of melody, the descriptive writing and the slow movements’ considerable emotion."
Ben Hogwood - ClassicalSource.com - 27 December 2012
Music ***½ (Good/Very Good) Sound *** (Good)
Michael Kube - Fono Forum magazine - January 2013
Performance (No1) ***** (Nos 2 & 3) *** Recording ****
Daniel Jaffé - BBC Music magazine - January 2012
"... Gergiev presents these early works with utter commitment and great verve. Special mention must be made of the solo contributions, with wind pasages especially winning. Excellent sound..." *****
Guy Weatherall - Classical Music magazine - 6 October 2012
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