Russian Dances” offers a pleasant selection of easy orchestral pieces. Audiophiles will thrive in the familiar suite from Tchaikovsky “Swan Lake” but will be thrilled from lesser known Shostakovich's “The Age of Gold” and Stravinsky's exhilarating “Circus Polka”. All show orchestral refinement, expression and dynamic. Part of Pentatone mini cycle of “dance related” symphonic music well played and even better recorded with Kazuki Yamada and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande the dutch label today has much to offer in technical terms and their hundreds of discs demonstrate they know how to record symphonic repertoire. Together with the work of 2L, Channel Classics and Challenge Records this is DSD at its best, with a sense of unparalleled realism and lack of listening fatigue in both 2 and 5 channel as clearly shown in the brief “Polka” from Shostakovich witty suite. In just three minutes you get a true orchestral showpiece as indicated by the vibrant xylophone and the deep double-bassoon sculpted within the deep orchestral texture.