Winner - Best Choral Work
"These performances produce an enormous impression, Oedipus Rex bewitches the power of its influence and insuperable sensation of fatal tragedy, whereas Les Noces incarnates true Russian ritual, without interrupting the connection of Russian folklore with the aesthetics of modern society."
International Classical Music Awards - 6 April 2011
"This is a double-bill of at times shattering impact"
Gramophone - October 2010
Opera Magazine (France) - 13 July 2010
"Gergiev has made it central to his repertoire, and this performance, has idiomatic vocal forces, essential for this fundamentally Russian work ... the Mariinsky Chorus and players relish the primitivist rhythmic verve of this singular masterpiece"
The Sunday Times - 28 May 2010
"...you can actually tell that the language in question in Russian, which is no mean achievement. Marry that with crisp playing from the pianos and percussion, and sensible tempos that offer plenty of excitement but also promote clarityof diction, and the result is tremendous, and very effectively recorded."
ClassicsToday (US) - 28 May 2010
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