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on 12 May 2004
A double CD of magnificant songs, full of poignant grandeur and stirring melodies. Has there ever been a more magnificent national anthem than that of the Soviet Union, recorded here in all its splendour? This is a record of a lost era and a lost ideology, and somehow it rises above the tragic reality of the Soviet Union. Evoking the glories of Red Sqaure on a frozen winter's day, it sends a shiver down your spine. Abandon your 21st century cynicism: this is a stupendous achievement in choral musicianship. Top marks and long may the Choir continue to sing.