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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Credo
P.N. Tolstyakov, M. Burmagin, Dobri Hristov
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Credo
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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This album is curiously packaged: the Latin title Credo on a recording of Russian liturgical music, sold not with religious symbolism but with a close-up of the heavy-lidded, dark eyes of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Fortunately, ...  more »

      
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This album is curiously packaged: the Latin title Credo on a recording of Russian liturgical music, sold not with religious symbolism but with a close-up of the heavy-lidded, dark eyes of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Fortunately, the contents are eminently worthwhile. Hvorostovsky is, deservedly, one of the rising stars of our time, with a rich, chocolaty baritone consistently wielded with intelligence. The St. Petersburg Chamber Choir deserves to be better known; although they're frequently singing backup here, this is a beautifully disciplined, well-tuned ensemble, singing with meaning and with resonant voices. --Sarah Bryan Miller

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Kinda makes you agree with Dostoyevsky, doesn't it?
06/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This beautiful offering of Russian church music even suits ears used to non-Orthodox liturgies. Hvorostovsky's usually smooth baritone occasionally chokes with emotion, since this stuff is so powerful! Haunting melodies and sonority make this an experience not soon forgotten. Choral conductors and musicians, don't pass this one up -- you should know some of these composers if you don't already! Besides - Hvorostovsky's never done any recording short of top-notch."
Inspiring and powerful
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 06/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD sounds at times as if one is hearing angels sing ! Very moving, this is sacred music at its best, with the phenomenal Hvorostovsky singing with tenderness and passion. To quote what he wrote on the liner notes: "I believe...in the power of the Russian sacred music to transport the spirit, to open our eyes to the mysteries of faith and to teach us, as Dostoevsky believed, that 'beauty will save the world'". And there is so much beauty in this recording ! This is more than music, it's an experience."
Simple to review...
Alejandra Vernon | 10/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One word suffices: goosebumps"