Jukka-Pekka Saraste has established himself as one of the most eminent conductors of his generation. His artistic work is equally marked by musical depth and integrity. He has not only done much to firmly anchor the music of Scandinavia in concert life, but has also gained broad acknowledgement for his great affinity with late Romantic and modern classical music.
“Saraste directs a brilliant performance of both works, skilfully recorded so as to do justice to the suitably fantastic orchestration of this fantastic tale...The ’Khorovod of the Princesses’ may sound more ’Western’ than it does in Russian performances but it is gracefully and well done, and Saraste is excellent at keeping the sense of drama driving forward throughout the ballet’s length.”
Gramophone magazine - January 2012