Notes & Reviews:
"Thanks are due to Gergiev for making us aware all through of the score's dramatic eloquence, its marvels of instrumentation, its subtlety of characterization in a reading that has one eagerly anticipating each scene. His timing of episodes as a whole and numbers within them is well-nigh faultless...It is an interpretation of formidable achievement." -Gramophone
BBC Music Magazine
Gorchakova is a creamy toned Leonora, Borodina a flirtatious Preziosilla, and Grigorian and Putilin magnificent as the Dons.