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Baltic Exchange
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Baltic Exchange
Genre: Classical
 
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With choral music at the heart of musical life in the Baltics, it is not surprising that the medium has been a central preoccupation for many of their composers. And while there is certainly no such thing as a pan-Baltic s...  more »

      
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All Artists: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Title: Baltic Exchange
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 2/9/2010
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571177472

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With choral music at the heart of musical life in the Baltics, it is not surprising that the medium has been a central preoccupation for many of their composers. And while there is certainly no such thing as a pan-Baltic style (this recording offers only a glimpse of the choral riches to be found in these three tiny countries) all the composers on this disc share a number of characteristics -- a sure-footed handling of choral orchestration, lucidity of texture, and pragmatic use of 'avant-garde' effects (shorn of their ideological baggage), a fondness for cluster-chords and diatonically saturated harmonies. Stephen Layton has single-handedly brought many of these composers to the attention of audiences and choirs in the West, and through his sensitive and inspirational direction, has won many fans for this repertoire. Together with his brilliant young choir, who sing this repertoire with passion and purity, he is the ideal guide to this beautiful and enchanting music.