Pan - The Flute Magazine

Again, without having anything to compare them to, it would be premature to describe these recorded performances as definitive, but they give me no reason to hold back a full recommendation. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia (is this the same as the Russian National Orchestra on the first disc?) is a world-class ensemble, and Ashkenazy advocates for the music perhaps even more strongly than Currentzis and Ponkin do on the other disc. Perhaps these forces will revisit those works by Artyomov that once were available on Melodiya or Olympia, but now are hard to find (and the engineering wasn’t that great to begin with).

—Carla Rees