Pavel Kogan's early-1990s traversal of Rachmaninoff's orchestral oeuvre with the Moscow State Symphony, only just now coming into the catalogue on the Alto label after twenty years of lying in the vaults, are equal to if not better than the most cherished items in the Rachmaninoff symphonic discography, moves to the top of the list in all three Rachmaninoff symphonies...
Governor of the state of South Dakota has proclaimed November 4, 2010, as Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Day in South Dakota
By decision of the Governor of South Dakota (USA) 4 November declared the Day of MGASO n / Pavel Kogan.
"When Gramophone magazine made its list of the 20 best orchestras in the world two years ago, the Dresden Staatskapelle, which played in Orange County Wednesday night, came in at No. 10. The 14th, 15th and 16th spots went to Russians (Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and Leningrad Philharmonic), all reasonable choices..."
Yorkshire Post review of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at Leeds Town Hall on 8 May 2010 as part of Leeds International Concert Season